One of the most wonderful things about being a student of...

One of the most wonderful things about being a student of Christian Science is that you have a standard of right and wrong, and when you deviate from this standard you always know it.

I had the opportunity to attend a Christian Science Sunday School. Only one member of my family was interested in Christian Science, and that was my dad. He had received class instruction in Christian Science, and he offered me the very great benefits of attending Sunday School, and of learning hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal as he walked me to school.

At times I did not live up to what I had been taught. However, my conscience always let me know there was a better way. One of my greatest struggles was with false appetites. I had struggled with overeating for many years and had asked for prayerful help from Christian Science practitioners. One day when I was tempted to overeat again, I called a practitioner who was so firm with me that she inspired me to say the most vigorous "No" you could possibly imagine! And I was permanently healed! The interesting part of this healing is that I became employed in the food service business, where I could have eaten as much as I wanted, but the false appetite was completely gone.

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February 27, 1978

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