Christian Science was presented...

Christian Science was presented to me by a woman who came to help me with my children at a time when I was going through a severe trial. I had been told that my respiratory organs needed a complete rest and that I was too weak to take care of my children. I noticed that my friend read from a small book, and one day I asked her to let me read it. This book was Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. As I read and pondered the chapter on Prayer, all distress left me. I devoured the contents of the book and was startled by the messages of truth in it. A member of my family noticed the change in my appearance and told me that I should continue to read. This reading completely transformed me. For the first time I learned that prayer is affirming man's likeness to God and denying the mesmeric suggestions of fear and disease. Maladies diagnosed by doctors as tuberculosis and asthma were healed in Christian Science.

I realized that man, as a spiritual idea of God, is embraced in the warmth of His love. He is intact and completely separate from the suggestions and arguments of mortal mind, which are unreal and powerless. Tuberculosis, I saw, must be unreal, for life is not in matter. Life is God, good. His law of health destroys disease. Therefore, man cannot be consumed; he is the indestructible manifestation of Life. Man is spiritual and includes by reflection only right ideas, which constitute his entire being. He is forever expressing vigor and vitality, not weakness. Because nothing inharmonious can be real, man remains untouched by false beliefs. God's law is superior to the so-called laws of mortal mind. Man, who is subject to the laws of divine Mind, is forever immune to mortal beliefs of heredity.

Through my healing of tuberculosis I proved true the following statement by our Leader in Science and Health (pp. 425, 426): "Discard all notions about lungs, tubercles, inherited consumption, or disease arising from any circumstance, and you will find that mortal mind, when instructed by Truth, yields to divine power, which steers the body into health."

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