[Original in Portuguese]

When I found the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...

When I found the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I was in a deep abyss of mental and physical suffering. I was suffering from dyspepsia. I had only one meal a day, as I was afraid more could harm me. The foods were almost all select, but I still had stomach pains. The nights were long and sad. There was a period when I didn't sleep for about twenty-five days. Besides, I was suffering from hallucinations.

On the last night that I didn't sleep, which was in June of 1968, I read an article in The Herald of Christian Science relating that the Apostle Paul was in tribulation and had heard the voice of God, which told him (II Cor. 12:9): "My grace is sufficient for thee." I repeated to myself, "If it was sufficient for him, it will also be sufficient for me." And I was instantaneously healed. I then went to sleep and slept the entire night, waking the next day with great peace of mind.

From that day on I ate more, and without fear, confident that God would sustain me. Later, with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, I was gradually freed of many beliefs through understanding the truth of man's incorporeal, spiritual nature.

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