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A college runner’s spiritual growth and healing

From the October 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When you’re yearning for healing, it can sometimes be tempting to accept a burdensome sense of personal obligation—namely, that it’s our duty to come up with a grand or transformative realization that will bring about good results. I’d often felt an intense personal responsibility about praying, and while I do continue to pray conscientiously, I’ve come to realize how unproductive it is to feel personally responsible for the unfoldment of good in my life; I need to trust God, who is the source of all good, with the outcome of my prayers.