My first healing in Christian Science was of...

My first healing in Christian Science was of mental depression, and it took place while I was in my mid-twenties. After several years of struggling against a constant barrage of nightmarish suggestions, I had become quite discouraged and panicstricken. Gloom and melancholy were my constant jailers. I was terrified that I was going to become insane. More than once I considered suicide.

I had been a regular pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School but had never really studied Science. Now, however, I began earnestly reaching out to God; I longed to be healed. Hungrily I studied the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's writings. My pockets were always stuffed with dog-eared copies of articles from the Christian Science periodicals. I was literally trying to live Paul's Biblical injunction "Pray without ceasing" (I Thess. 5:17). Still, I felt little progress had been made. The way seemed dark indeed.

August 6, 1984
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