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Learning—zero disability, infinite ability

From the September 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When Keith was a boy, most of the adults who knew him probably thought he wasn't "all there." He seemed to be a slow learner, living in a world of his own, generally unresponsive when he was around other people. It was only with great effort on the part of his parents and teachers that Keith managed to get through his early schoolwork and pass from grade to grade.

Yet I knew Keith and his family, and I realized that something much more was going on than the long hours his parents spent helping him with his homework or patiently tutoring him. They prayed. They prayed a lot; and they never treated him as though he were strange or somehow disabled. They loved him as the child of God. That's how they actually saw him. They knew that God was his creator, that God had a good purpose for him, and that Keith would prosper in God's care.

He did. Keith eventually went on to college, and is successful in his work. In unexpected ways, he has been a big help to his family in recent years. He's a credit both to his family and his community.

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