As far back as I can remember I had a problem with reluctance...

As far back as I can remember I had a problem with reluctance to take on and complete a specific task. I was not always willing to do things that were necessary to attain a specific goal. There were occasions when I would quit in midstream or not even attempt a project if it required me to do something I was not interested in doing.

As an example, from time to time I had been asked by various church committees to read in entirety our textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, to help resolve a specific problem or for added spiritual growth, and I had never completed the task. One year our Christian Science Students Association was assigned to read the textbook through, and I remember that again I was too busy. This trait of putting things off was not a strong deterrent to me in other areas, as I had very interesting business and personal careers and was successful in those undertakings.

Over a year ago I was faced with a physical problem that did not seem to yield despite all the prayerful work that I had done. I knew that shortly I would undergo a physical examination as a requirement for work, and I felt that there would be pressure placed on me to submit to medical treatment to correct the problem. As I pondered the situation I thought of all the healings I had had as a student of Christian Science, and of all the testimonies I had heard and read of people being healed by reading our textbook.

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Testimony of Healing
At the time Christian Science came into my life, I was in a...
October 8, 1984

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