Chronic shoulder pain gone

One morning in early November 2014, I finished reading the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly (consisting of passages from the Bible and from the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy). I stretched and tried to find a more comfortable position. A chronic ache in my left shoulder made me feel weary. 

Suddenly, I realized I didn’t need to suffer this chronic, age-related pain any longer. I am certain that the spiritual truths in the Bible Lesson I had just finished studying cut through apathy and woke me up! This was the effect of the Christ, which Science and Health describes as “the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness” (p. 332). A sense of God knowing me, loving me, and tenderly supporting my steps Spiritward accompanied this demand to better understand God despite physical discomfort, and so find healing. 

From commercials on TV, I was familiar with the expectation that this pain was unlikely to go away on its own. But having experienced many healings through prayer alone, I began to pray—to reason rightly as taught in Christian Science.

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March 30, 2020

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