"Heal the sick..."

Faced with the choice of being an invalid or trying Christian Science, I opted to try Christian Science!

My mother had telephoned a Christian Science practitioner. After she hung up Mother came and told me that the woman at the other end of the line had said, "My dear, there is a great joy coming to you." She also said she would be visiting me the next day.

I had been ill for several years, and the various treatments tried by kindly doctors had failed to cure me. I was quite young and felt despairingly that a life of invalidism was all that lay ahead. A friend, who was not a Christian Scientist herself but knew someone who had been healed by it, had once suggested I try this Science, adding that there were Christian Science practitioners who gave their whole time to helping people through prayer. Eventually I reached the point where I was willing to try anything! It was then that my mother got the name of a nearby practitioner and made arrangements for her to visit me.

That night, as I was wondering what this unknown woman would do or say, there came to me the words of Christ Jesus "Except ye ... become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 18:3. I felt this was telling me to be openminded, receptive, obedient. And into my darkened thought there shone a glimmer of hope.

Church on a spiritual frontier
June 6, 1988

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