I should like to express my deep-felt gratitude for a healing...

I should like to express my deep-felt gratitude for a healing which took place over a period of about three years. I was brought up in Christian Science and had always turned to it to solve my problems. But when an internal bleeding condition did not stop after several months, I consulted a medical doctor. In concern, he told me I should go to the hospital immediately for an operation. He expressed so much fear I became afraid myself.

But that same day a friend urged me to get in touch with a Christian Science practitioner before going ahead with the operation. The practitioner agreed to give treatment through prayer, provided I cancel the appointment for the operation, which I did.

The first thing to be challenged was fear. Also, since another member of my family had passed on with the same condition, the belief of heredity had to be faced. Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 228), "Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear." Both suggestions were met within a short period of time. I studied the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly diligently each day and read Mrs. Eddy's writings as well as Christian Science periodicals, gaining more confidence in the truth of scientific being daily. During this period I did not lose any time from work and even played golf during the summer months.

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May 15, 1978

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