As a young woman I saw Christian Science heal my mother of...

As a young woman I saw Christian Science heal my mother of intense grief after the passing of a loved relative. A short time later I suffered severe burns on my face and arms when flames burst from the door of a furnace. I agreed to my mother's calling for help in Science from the same neighbor who had first prayed for her. My release from pain was immediate, and that same night I was able to take the train back to Chicago, where I was then living in a boardinghouse and attending school.

The next evening, after dinner, one of the residents came to my room with a copy of The Christian Science Monitor and asked me if I'd ever seen this paper. I replied, "No, but I'm having Christian Science treatment for these burns. I really know nothing about this religion except that it healed my mother and it's healing me now." I learned that there were several Christian Scientists boarding there. They were able to allay the fears of the other residents, who were concerned that because I was using no material remedies, there would be scars from the burns. I missed none of my classes, including gym, and very soon all evidence of the burns disappeared.

July 27, 1981

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