About three years after I married...

About three years after I married I became very ill with a painful organic difficulty and was unable to do my housework. I underwent a long series of treatments, but, like the woman in the Bible (Mark 5:26), "was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse." Three eminent physicians said I would have to have a major operation. It was then I sent for a neighbor, who, I had been told, was a student of Christian Science, and asked her to tell me something about this religion. She brought the textbooks, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and read from them parts of that week's Lesson-Sermon. The subject of the lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly was "Adam and Fallen Man." One statement which impressed me was the following (Science and Health, p. 529): "Whence comes a talking, lying serpent to tempt the children of divine Love? The serpent enters into the metaphor only as evil. We have nothing in the animal kingdom which represents the species described,—a talking serpent,—and should rejoice that evil, by whatever figure presented, contradicts itself and has neither origin nor support in Truth and good."

These truths appeared so logical that I decided to ask help from a Christian Science practitioner. Immediately I gained relief from pain and became strong enough to be up part of the time. The complete healing followed, and throughout the thirty years since then there has been no return of the difficulty.

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