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If you want things to happen

From the July 1985 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Some years ago I met a young woman who told me something that I have never forgotten and that has helped me solve more than one problem through the years.

I was a freshman in college at the time, and my social life was anything but happy. There were situations and people I wanted changed. I had been a Christian Scientist all my life and depended on it to work out my few physical problems, but I had never before faced such challenging interpersonal problems. And at this moment I found myself thinking entirely from a mortal, material basis.

My newfound friend (a class-taught student of Christian Science) listened to my unpleasant story and then said quite simply, "If you want things to happen, get up on the level where they're happening." This statement was like a light to me, and I could see it was the complete answer to my situation. Grasping the truth behind that statement, I humbly and willingly began to pray on a spiritual basis to solve my problem—just as I would have done to heal a physical ailment.

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