When a child I was instantaneously...

When a child I was instantaneously healed through Christian Science of an illness that had occurred frequently over a period of several years. The first question I put to the practitioner was, "In this big world, how did God know where I was?" At that time I believed that God was corporeal, seated in His throne in heaven, ready to punish or bless as He saw fit. The wise practitioner, realizing the wide scope of such a question, replied that if I attended the Christian Science Sunday School the following Sunday I would learn about God. This I did, and during the many years that have followed I have been learning more and more about Him.

In Science and Health (p. 587), Mrs. Eddy gives us this definition of God: "The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence." It was indeed a shock to me to find such a definition of God. How could I pray to a God who was intangible? How could I take my problems to Mind, Truth, Love? Many times I found myself praying to a corporeal God and feeling more sure that He would answer my questions than when I endeavored to approach Him as Christian Science taught.

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