I came reluctantly into the study of Christian Science at first, but...

I came reluctantly into the study of Christian Science at first, but the exact logic of its teaching finally convinced me.

Up to this point doctors and medicine had played a large part in my life. At the time when I finally chose Christian Science and relinquished medicine, I was a frequent victim of increasingly severe bronchial colds. Prayer in Christian Science, sometimes with the help of a practitioner, often helped me over a particular phase and kept me on my feet, but I was disappointed that these attacks did not vanish. Looking back, I now realize that I was expecting physical healing while holding on to thoughts and practices that were contrary to the teachings of Christian Science. As I slowly learned to relinquish these, I won my physical freedom as well, and the attacks ceased.

Some years ago I had been struggling for two days with a very obvious and unpleasant head cold. On reaching home in the evening I found my eyes were so affected that I could not read. I therefore asked a friend to reread the Lesson-Sermon to me. As I listened, I prayed to desire, more than healing, a clearer understanding of God. Suddenly I became completely engrossed in a new aspect of a very familiar phrase from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I was roused from my contemplation of this unfoldment by the end of the reading and found myself well.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 433 - Retiring into New Activity
July 25, 1970

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