Why Christian Science is practical in healing children

During the past several years I've often been asked about the care of children in Christian Science. Sometimes the questions have been prompted by doubts and fears of people who believe that the only way to take care of children (as well as adults) is through material remedies. I used to think this way myself before I learned of Christian Science and its healing through prayer. In fact, I can remember waiting for hours in a medical clinic for my sick child to be examined and treated.

Introduction to Christian Science was the turning point in our family's way of life; and as I began to study it and apply its teachings to everyday living, I found it to be entirely practical. As I learned to turn to God instead of persons or material remedies in time of trouble, I found that my help was right at hand. (Sometimes healing was instantaneous.) My children were sick less often, and healthier and happier in general. Certainly, there is no criticism of those who choose another way, but I speak of the practicality of Christian Science from my own experience in raising three children.

Only one power and only one government
March 6, 1995

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