When Christian Science found...

When Christian Science found me. I was unhappy, dissatisfied, and without any religion. Realizing that I had no religion to offer my two children, I sent them to the nearest Sunday School, which was a Christian Science Sunday School. I became interested in the teaching they were receiving and began to investigate Science for myself.

One day my ten-year-old son was sent home from school by the principal and the school nurse. He had been playing handball and had dislocated a finger. This was an opportunity, I thought, to find out if Christian Science could really help us. I took the boy to a practitioner; and she spent about half an hour praying for him and declaring the truth, which Jesus said would make free. Then she quoted to me what Mrs. Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 401), "Until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon, while the mental healer confines himself chiefly to mental reconstruction and to the prevention of inflammation."

She said that, if I wished, I could take my son to a physician.

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Testimony of Healing
As a very small boy I was enrolled...
February 11, 1956

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