My first healing in Christian Science...

My first healing in Christian Science occurred many years ago, before I knew anything of its teachings. I was with a group of my high school classmates who were having a house party in the mountains, and I came down with a severe sore throat. I was quite ill, and our chaperon, who was very much worried, said, "If you are not better soon, I am going to send for your mother and a doctor."

While I was lying on a couch the girls came by after their lunch and said a few kind words as they filed out for a hike. After they had gone and while I was trying to rest, I heard soft footsteps. Looking up, I saw that one of the girls had returned. She said lovingly, "My dear, would you like to have me help you in Christian Science?"

I replied, "I don't know what it is, but if it will help me, I would." She left the room, and I saw her go up the mountainside with two books under her arm and sit down under a tree.

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August 11, 1956

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