When we're working out our salvation with the understanding...

When we're working out our salvation with the understanding of Christian Science, it's a wonderful adventure in spiritual living. Practicing Christian Science requires discipline of thought and constant turning to God, good, for healing and guidance.

Recently my husband and I had taken a trip to Europe, and gone on a bus tour there. During the trip I started coughing, and then began to have much discomfort with a rash on the lower part of my back. It was wonderful to obtain the help of a Christian Science practitioner who spoke English, although we were in a non-English-speaking country. With his help I realized I had some unresolved concerns. What is unique about Christian Science is that it turns one away from the physical condition to God, directing the patient to the Bible and writings of Mary Baker Eddy. As a result, our understanding of God grows clearer, and fear of illness disappears.

In order to cancel our reservations for the rest of the trip and to get a refund, we found it was necessary to go to the hospital to get a release. A doctor diagnosed a virus and predicted further problems if the condition was not treated immediately. I appreciated this care, but my decision was still to return home and rely on Christian Science treatment for healing. Our trip was quick and harmonious. Once home, after thanking the practitioner in Europe, I contacted another practitioner in our area and asked her to pray for me. A Christian Science nurse helped me to clean and cover the affected area daily.

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October 25, 1993

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