When Christian Science was first...

When Christian Science was first presented to me, although I was in great need of its healing ministrations I spurned what I thought was its religious teaching, believing that the healing I had heard of were the works of the evil one. Years later I witnessed the healing of a little child stricken with pneumonia. I was in the home of the child's parents at the time and became very indignant because they were doing nothing to relieve the situation, as I thought. The next morning when I inquired about the child and was told that it was fine, I thought, "What a lie." To my utter amazement, however, I found the little one outdoors playing.

The manifestation of the Christ through the absent treatment of a practitioner made a wonderful impression on me. It penetrated the wall of prejudice and inspired me to search for and understand the power underlying such a marvelous healing. Through the study of Christian Science I gained permanent freedom from two diseases—tuberculosis and leakage of the heart—both of which reputable physicians had pronounced incurable.

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