Surgery averted

I was twelve when a major physical healing occurred. I had been a sickly kid, suffering from acute tonsillitis complicated with heart disease. It made me unhappy, for I missed enjoying my childhood days. I was always taking medication, and often in bed. My mother thought of me as a problem child, as expenses for doctors and medicines ruined our family budget. The condition became worse as I grew.

Finally our doctor recommended that the only recourse was to have an operation. The thought of undergoing the operation scared me more than anything else, and besides, we did not have enough money to pay for it. So in desperation, my mother sought the help of a Christian Scientist. It was a well-known fact in our community that this man whom my mother asked for help had been cured of tuberculosis without the use of medicine. We visited him. and immediately he helped me understand that I am the image and likeness of God, perfect and spiritual. He introduced me to the Christian Science Sunday School, and I liked it. Sunday School was my basic and greatest education at that time. Since then daily study of the Lesson-Sermon, found in the Christian Science Quarterly, has been my guidance.

I realized that dying was not part of reaching this spiritual heaven.

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Love thy neighbor
February 23, 1998

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