I will always be grateful that I was raised in Christian Science...

I will always be grateful that I was raised in Christian Science. Attending Sunday School was very beneficial, but it was not until the summer before I was to enter college that I realized the need to do my part in practicing this Science for myself.

One evening Mother came into my room to find me lying in bed unable to move. Her peaceful presence and love did much to keep me calm. She reminded me of Christ Jesus' statement that "with God all things are possible" (Matthew). And we knew that God is always with us.

We talked about having the help of a Christian Science practitioner, and one was called to pray for me. I had learned the importance of turning to God in prayer for answers, and I knew that the practitioner would turn to God in prayer. I also knew that this individual would be seeing me in my real, spiritual selfhood as God's perfect child—whole, complete, upright, and free—right then and there. I was confident that I would be healed and felt much love surrounding me.

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June 10, 1991

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