As a child, I was fascinated by accounts of healing that were...

As a child, I was fascinated by accounts of healing that were brought about by reading the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. How grateful I am to add my own experience to the long list of such healings!

During the summer before my senior year in college, I accepted a job in an organization that was seeking to relieve the difficulties of migrant farm laborers. Primitive working conditions in an unfamiliar part of the country did not trouble me as much as the requirement that I hold religious services in addition to organizing family welfare projects.

While praying for guidance, I remembered the experience of some early Christian Scientists who consulted Mrs. Eddy about difficulties in their branch church and were advised to read Science and Health thoroughly in one month. I resolved to adopt this goal and began reading at every possible moment. Not only was the textbook my constant companion but the truths it contains more consistently occupied my thoughts and were, in turn, demonstrated in my working experience. Mrs. Eddy tells us (ibid., p. 261), "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts."

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July 13, 1968

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