Over fifty years ago, after attending a few services in a Church...

Over fifty years ago, after attending a few services in a Church of Christ, Scientist, with a friend, I expressed a desire to read the book referred to and was given a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

I shall never forget the illumination that came to me as I read the opening words of the Preface (p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings"; and then the beginning of the chapter "Prayer" (p. 1): "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." That night I prayed with absolute faith that an unhappy situation in the house where I was a guest would be healed, and it was!

As I continued reading, my thought was enlightened with the realization of the allness of Truth and the nothingness of error. When I returned to my home, I canceled appointments with a chiropodist, who had said a painful growth on the sole of my foot would require continued treatments for some time. As I learned to address my thought to things of God and to leave the body to the tender ministrations of Christian Science, the condition gradually disappeared and I was free. This healing was entirely due to my study of Science and Health.

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July 11, 1977

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