[Original in Norwegian]

Many years ago when Christian Science was first presented to me,...

Many years ago when Christian Science was first presented to me, I was a medical nurse in charge of a hospital for advanced cases of tuberculosis. Seeing so much suffering, and believing that it was sent from God, I came to the conclusion that He was cruel, much more so than any human being, inasmuch as He had all power; and I was afraid.

Then the time came that I myself became ill. I was suffering from incipient tuberculosis; and, as I was in a strange country without anyone to help me, the future looked dark indeed. At this point I was persuaded to call on a Christian Science practitioner. I went mostly out of curiosity. I shall never forget the wonderful peace that filled her home. I poured out all the bitterness I felt toward God, who sent so much suffering to mankind.

When I stopped, the practitioner began telling me of a God of Love, who made man in His own image and likeness (see Gen. 1:26) and who heals all our diseases (see Ps. 103:3). These were the teachings of Jesus, she said, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote down her revelation in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

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November 9, 1968

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