As far back as I can remember, I was afraid of people

As far back as I can remember, I was afraid of people. I felt not only shyness but fear. This stemmed from a strong feeling of inadequacy and guilt about my shortcomings. Acquaintances complained to my mother that I passed them on the street without a greeting. I did this because I always hurried with my eyes focused on the ground, hoping nobody would see me.

When I grew up, the phobia was so bad that I almost went without food because I could not summon enough courage to go shopping. I was glad when supermarkets became popular, because there I could choose goods without having to talk to anyone.

Two years ago I was introduced to Christian Science, and a whole new world opened up for me. It was as if I had been in the dark and someone had switched on the light. I slowly began to learn that as God's perfect child I need not be burdened with a sense of sin and inadequacy.

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Testimony of Healing
About two years ago I was at football practice
July 13, 1974

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