Christian Science has been my way of life always, for my grandmother...

Christian Science has been my way of life always, for my grandmother came into Science in the early days of our beloved movement and shared it with her family. I was brought up in the Christian Science Sunday School, and even though my mother passed on while I was young, I never deviated from my study of this teaching. My children were brought up in Science, and some of the grandchildren have become Scientists. There have been countless proofs of the healing efficacy of Christian Science in our family.

One healing, however, was outstanding, and it has been a beacon for me through the years. When our young son was about two or three, he had a cold. Then suddenly, in the small hours of the morning, he became very sick. My husband, who was not a Christian Scientist, said he would have to call a doctor. Before he did, I went to the phone and was able to reach a Christian Science practitioner, who agreed to help me through prayer.

The child was taken to the hospital, and the doctor held out little hope for his life. The condition was diagnosed as spinal meningitis. Our son was in a coma for ten days or more but was given no medicine. In the meantime I was studying and praying daily and hourly to perceive more clearly that this child was truly the perfect, divine idea of God.

October 17, 1983

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