As I look back over the years since I became a student of Christian Science,...

As I look back over the years since I became a student of Christian Science, I realize how grateful I am for the prophylactic as well as the therapeutic effects of Christian Science. I have enjoyed steady good health for a long time.

I will never forget my first healing. I was with a friend, who later became my husband. While we were walking down a city street, some dirt blew into my eye. I went into a nearby drugstore, where I had the pharmacist look at the eye. He said that he could not remove the dirt because it was embedded, and he told me that I should see an eye doctor immediately. It was his opinion that an operation would be necessary to remove the dirt. By this time my eye was very sore and I was frightened.

When we left the drugstore, my friend said, "Why don't you try Christian Science?" I agreed and immediately felt a beautiful sense of hope, calming my fears. Once I was home I called a Christian Science practitioner my friend had recommended, and told her what had happened. She spoke to me very lovingly, assuring me that God's care was constant and that He loved me. Then she asked me to read the explanation of eyes in the Glossary of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. (My friend had loaned me a copy.) It reads (p. 586): "Spiritual discernment,—not material but mental.

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Testimony of Healing
In the Preface to Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read...
November 24, 1986

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