Christian Science was presented to me in 1951 by a dear friend...

Christian Science was presented to me in 1951 by a dear friend, and since then my daughter and I have realized the importance of applying in our daily lives our understanding of its healing efficacy. We have had many proofs of its healing and protective power.

For many years I was unable to eat much solid food. There was an extreme disorder of the stomach and severe hemorrhage. This condition continued till a stage was reached when I became very weak and nervous. The doctors I consulted seemed unable to recommend a remedy. Although I strove to do my daily duties at home, I found it very difficult to be active for more than a couple of hours at a time, after which I would be obliged to lie down and rest.

When the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, was offered me by my friend, I began to read the first chapter on Prayer, and as I read, my heart was filled with joy. Immediately after, I had my first normal meal in many years, as I saw the truth in the words of Christ Jesus, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink" (Matt. 6:25). As I ate, I said the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation given in the textbook on pages 16 and 17. These words are included:

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November 3, 1973

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