In the summer of 1971, while traveling in Mexico, I woke with...

In the summer of 1971, while traveling in Mexico, I woke with severe chest pains and seemed to slip in and out of consciousness. My family quietly prayed for me in Christian Science. I affirmed to myself that God loves me and I am the loved of Love. And so I held to that until I felt the love of God encompassing me. About fifteen minutes had elapsed. A few minutes later I got up and dressed and went on a four-hour tour we had scheduled. No part of our plans had to be changed.

I was very grateful to God for the quick results I had witnessed that morning, but mild attacks continued. I knew fear had to be handled, so I prayed, acknowledging that God is my Life and that I exist within, never outside, His care and love, and so there could be nothing for me to fear.

For several months, however, the symptoms persisted. I was weak and becoming discouraged, yet my attempts to meet this problem through scientific prayer were not consistent. Then just before Christmas, while in a department store and having to battle large crowds and meet overworked salesclerks, I suddenly felt everything closing in on me.

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Testimony of Healing
Years ago I learned of Christian Science...
September 21, 1974

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