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From the April 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ONE OF MY EYES had become quite sensitive to light and very painful to move, and it had reached the point where I was unable to read, watch television, or drive. I tried wearing a patch to shield the eye from light and to prevent movement, but it didn't help much. Unable to do anything comfortably, I ended up spending most of each day lying on my back with both eyes closed.

Over the years I'd grown confident about relying on prayer for healing. I've had many healings as a result of trusting God's care. But, although I had been having treatment through prayer from a Christian Science practitioner for several weeks, there was no noticeable improvement.

When I first called the practitioner, I had just started working at a new job from home, and the pain was interfering with my ability to do the work. She replied that our prayers would be wonderful preparation for this new work, and that I could expect to grow spiritually in the process. This gave me hope, because I've learned that healing comes as the result of a change—or spiritualization—of thought. So I continued to listen for fresh inspiration.

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