I often look back with deep gratitude for my family's affirmative...

I often look back with deep gratitude for my family's affirmative reply to a neighbor's invitation that I be allowed to visit the Christian Science Sunday School with her son. In the ensuing years, there have been so many healings through Christian Science treatment that space does not permit a full accounting. Recently I listed all the healings—physical and mental—that I have witnessed, resulting from an understanding of Christian Science. The list was extensive. It included healings of deafness and broken bones, unemployment and pneumonia. Is it any wonder that my gratitude for Christian Science is full!

When I left home for the first time to attend college hundreds of miles away, the separation was extremely difficult for both my family and me. As the weeks passed, I thought I had overcome homesickness until I had an accident in the college swimming pool. In attempting to get out of the water by grasping the edge of the pool behind me, I slipped and was thrown forward with such force that my elbows touched in back of me, and there was the sound of a loud crack in my chest. There was no medical diagnosis, but the pain and other symptoms made it appear that a bone was broken or out of place. As a pupil in the Christian Science Sunday School, I recognized this as my first opportunity, away from the loving care of my family, to put into practice what I had been learning in Sunday School. First, I had to overcome self-pity.

June 5, 1978

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