After training as a hospital nurse, I was called up for service...

After training as a hospital nurse, I was called up for service as a nursing sister in South Africa during the Boer War. These, with other experiences, brought me to the conclusion that drugs were of no use in healing the sick, and surgery only in cases of accident, though I still believed in dieting and hygiene.

Then a friend calling to see me in Johannesburg told me what she had heard of Christian Science—that the sick were being healed in the way that Jesus and his disciples healed them. When she inquired if I thought such a thing possible to-day, I replied that Jesus did say, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world," so it must be possible, and I asked her to tell me all she had heard about this religion. She told me Mrs. Eddy had written a textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that the first chapter was entitled "Prayer," at the end of which was an interpretation of the Lord's Prayer. Within a few days I borrowed a copy of this book, and turning to page 16 began to read this prayer. Mrs. Eddy's interpretation of the first line made me pause—to think she had discovered that God is Mother as well as Father. What a revelation of completeness! I read the whole prayer, and the sentence that stood out above all the others was, "Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections." I had often wondered what the petition, "Give us this day our daily bread," really meant, and here at last, I knew, was its true meaning.

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