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A healing of vision

From the February 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Mary Baker Eddy has this wonderful definition of eyes in her primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Spiritual discernment,—not material but mental” (p. 586). I have had the great privilege of demonstrating that spiritual discernment is true vision and brings all things into clear focus. 

I had been extremely nearsighted since childhood, but some years ago I woke up one morning and could see so clearly that I thought I had accidentally left my contact lenses in my eyes. When I found that was not the case, I felt sure that this improvement was the result of my endeavoring to see what was spiritually true about a distressing situation. A friend had recently committed suicide, and I had been praying for a few weeks to see more clearly that nothing could take his life away from him because he could never be separated for an instant from his Father-Mother, God—the only creator, and Life itself. 

On one particular occasion, I was initially affirming these truths for my friend, but then I began to talk out loud to myself, declaring God’s love for me and all mankind. I began to feel that God loved all of us so deeply as His cherished children, and that there was simply no space where Love was not present. A feeling of warmth came over me that was like being wrapped in a warm blanket. I felt so happy.

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