A fun house mirror is designed to distort a viewer’s appearance, presenting a humorously skewed reflection that elicits laughter. But do these make us hasten to find a regular mirror to see if our faces, torsos, and appendages actually have become comically stretched or hilariously condensed? Hardly. We recognize that fun house mirrors give an inaccurate view of us. We are absolutely certain our physical appearance is unchanged; we don’t get deceived.
This was a helpful analogy for me when a painful skin condition covered the lower part of my face. I prayed about it, but it seemed unyielding. Despite the many healings I’ve had in Christian Science, the unsightly picture alarmed and impressed me.
In May 2019, the condition worsened considerably. But I prayed and felt OK to proceed with a family road trip I’d planned for early June, despite my appearance and the discomfort, and even though pictures from that trip ended up showing the problem.