My mother enrolled me in the Christian Science Sunday School...

My mother enrolled me in the Christian Science Sunday School at an early age. However, I did not seriously study or apply Science for myself until I reached college. From that time on it has been basic to my way of thinking and acting. Studying, praying, and applying Christian Science every day have meant that fewer problems have arisen, and they have been promptly healed. The protection resulting from this study illustrates the preventive aspect of Christian Science. The need for actual physical healings has been minimal.

Our children had quick healings of earaches, chicken pox, fevers, deep cuts (without stitches and without scars), and some ills which were never diagnosed. A family member was healed of a painful eye condition when he ceased trying to get rid of something and applied the following statement from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 463): "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive."

At one time, for over a week, an infection of an ankle made it impossible for me to stand. When I, too, stopped trying to heal something but spent my efforts and time in striving to understand man's perpetually harmonious condition as God's child, then my healing came. These healings were landmarks to us, for they illustrated the correct procedure in praying when there is a need. The Bible, in Genesis, begins with perfect God, perfect creation, perfect man. So must we! We start and maintain our work from the basis of perfection rather than from the basis of a problem.

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Words of Current Interest
February 28, 1976

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