From the day I turned to Christian Science,...

From the day I turned to Christian Science, my family began to experience for the first time the unfoldment of a right sense of direction and purpose. At that time we were lost in a miasma of religious beliefs and doctrines and of medical theories.

I had been in a much-depressed state. I was unable to go about my daily duties of caring for a home and children. In retrospect, I can see that the condition was the result of a false hereditary belief; my mother had had a similar experience, the memory of which was lodged in my consciousness. I had been under a doctor's care for some time. Then through a friend, a Christian Scientist, I was led to seek guidance from a practitioner. Her ways inspired me, and through her I found God and man's relationship to Him.

I learned from her that in reality God is man's Mother and Father and that man reflects only Him. My thoughts became so illumined that after the practitioner recommended that I not lean on cigarette smoking but on God, I did not take another cigarette from that day on, although before I had been a regular user. My husband, who at the time was not interested in Science, was healed of the smoking habit simultaneously. The efficacy of prayer as applied in Christian Science was proved right away, and I regained normal health and happiness.

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Signs of the Times
August 18, 1962

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