I am profoundly grateful that my parents were introduced...

I am profoundly grateful that my parents were introduced to Christian Science and accepted its teachings when I was very young. In their striving for a better understanding of God, they epitomized those described by Christ Jesus when he declared (Matt. 5:6): "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."

When I was six years old and my parents were still very new in their study of Christian Science, I suffered an acute attack of appendicitis. Dad was afraid and called a physician, who, upon arrival, was so alarmed that he called in two specialists. Both doctors agreed that surgery should be performed early the next morning, and they left to make the necessary arrangements.

Mother then turned to Dad and asked, "Is this the way we want to follow for our family, or do we really want to rely on God through what we've begun to learn in Christian Science?" After thinking it over carefully, they called a Christian Science practitioner. The practitioner agreed to pray for me that night.

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February 13, 1989

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