One of the greatest blessings a child can have is to be reared...

One of the greatest blessings a child can have is to be reared with the teachings of Christian Science. When I was two years old, my mother began the study of Science. She had been raised in a Protestant denomination and had much faith in God and in the power of prayer. At the time, I was the youngest of four children, and my father was making a meager living by selling patent medicines. He serviced a farming area by horse and buggy, which kept him away from home Monday through Friday.

At one point he developed rheumatism that was so severe he could not do his work. In desperation my mother asked a sister who had just started studying Christian Science if she thought Science could help my father. Her reply was that she thought it could, but that she could not tell Mother much about it, because it was so new to her. Mother, she said, should get the book, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and read it for herself.

Testimony of Healing
When I returned to college in my senior year, it was with an...
January 19, 1987

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