I was raised in a family of Christian Scientists and can't...

I was raised in a family of Christian Scientists and can't remember a time when I didn't know of God's love for me. I learned early to rely on my unity with the Father for healing. Recently my dad reminded me of a healing I'd had when I was about seven or eight years old. I had been thrown from the horse I was riding, and injured my arm. When I arrived home I showed it to my dad and asked him to give me treatment in Christian Science. This he willingly did, but since the arm appeared broken to him, he thought it might be wise to put on a splint or sling. I felt disappointed in Dad's use of this device, as I knew that we both wanted to rely entirely on God's care. Very shortly I removed the splints, and he made no objection. I felt safer recognizing my entire support in God.

I don't recall the specific truths used at that time, but I'm sure our prayers were along the lines of establishing my identity as a perfect child of God, for this simple truth was used often in our family. Within a few days the arm was completely normal, and I can't to this day tell which arm was injured.

More recently, while in college, I was able to apply Science to an inharmonious situation with a roommate. Her tastes were so different from mine, I felt we were totally incompatible. She studied late in our room with the lights on, smoked cigarettes, and brought her friends into our room to have beer and marijuana parties. In desperation I sought another place to live, but I could find nothing immediately available. At this point I turned to God, knowing, as I had been taught in the Christian Science Sunday School, that everyone is the spiritual idea of God. I knew these lines from the Lord's Prayer, with its spiritual interpretation by Mrs. Eddy (Science and Health, p. 17):

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Testimony of Healing
I became acquainted with Christian Science at a time when I...
December 11, 1978

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