There we were, strangers in a charming city, perched sixty-four...

There we were, strangers in a charming city, perched sixty-four hundred feet up on a mountainside in Mexico. My husband and I had been attracted to this city by its reputation as an art colony. It wasn't long before we had enrolled in an art school, purchased a small house, and established Christian Science Sunday services in our living room.

As these roots went down, what appeared to be heart trouble flared up. When I was climbing the hilly walks, pain increased my fear, and fear increased my discomfort to the point of desperation. But having experienced many Christian Science healings in raising our family, I was confident that its truth would heal me now.

I telephoned a Christian Science practitioner in the United States for help. My work started with pondering the seven poems by Mary Baker Eddy that have been set to music as hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal. Especially helpful was this line from Hymn Hymn 30: "For Love alone is Life." In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mrs. Eddy states (p. 113), "The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love." I reasoned that a physical organ did not cause or sustain my life. My life, as all life, is really spiritual, and so depends entirely on God, divine Love, not on altitude.

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April 27, 1987

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