Prayer about pain

Caryl Farkas, C.S.B.

In this chat, Caryl Farkas talks about her own experience of overcoming chronic pain through a deeper understanding of divine Love, and shares other accounts of healing. She says that God never sends pain and that pain is not an authority that can define our lives or dictate what we can or cannot do. Pain is a mental image that is without life and substance. Through her answers to questions, she describes how each individual can prove this for himself or herself.

Site visitors' questions covered a broad spectrum of issues: how to pray about pain, what Christian Science has to say about "pain management," how to gain fresh inspiration and hope when dealing with long-standing problems and pain. Are some people luckier than others in the ability to deal with pain? Does pain make us better people? How to help a son who is addicted to painkillers.

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