When quite young, I began wondering what life was about

When quite young, I began wondering what life was about. I found no satisfactory answers to any of my questions. In high school I was often ill, and I was not able to return to boarding school because of an eye problem. Often I would cry myself to sleep, and sometimes my mother would come into my room. One night before she came in, I had the thought, "Try Christian Science." When my mother came in, I told her I was going to try Christian Science.

Later a friend who was not a Christian Scientist was instrumental in getting our family interested in reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. One day I was reading the book as earnestly as I knew how and came to a short sentence. I thought, "If this is true, I don't need to wear glasses." I immediately took them off and found the clearest vision imaginable. Previously I had put on glasses in the morning as soon as I opened my eyes. Some time later I wondered what the reference was that inspired me, but was not able to find it.

That fall I was happy and healthy, and so I went away to college. I told myself that as soon as I got through college, I would thoroughly investigate Christian Science. However, my last semester I was told by a leading physician that I had gallstones and that I needed an operation. He wanted to put the operation off until after graduation, and so I took long, fatiguing medical treatments.

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Testimony of Healing
I must record the wonderful healing effect Christian Science...
August 28, 1976

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