Christian Science was first mentioned...

Christian Science was first mentioned to me just after I had returned from seeing a specialist for my baby boy. For almost a year I had carried him on pillows, for he was suffering from what was called "wasting disease." I had stopped at the home of a relative whose sister, a Christian Science practitioner, was visiting her. She told me of the healing truth, and my baby was healed before I left for home.

Knowing that I had a condition from birth called paralyzed intestines, which doctors had pronounced incurable, she asked me if I were eager for a healing. I answered that if Christian Science could heal me I would then believe in it. That night I was given a treatment, and when I awoke the next morning the healing was complete. The healing took place over thirty-five years ago, and words can never express my gratitude. While I am grateful for the physical and material benefits received through Christian Science, I am more grateful for the understanding of true substance as spiritual, indestructible, and invariable.

The Light of Christ
September 5, 1942

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