Devotion to God renewed; sudden illness conquered

Within just two months after moving to another state, my first job interview resulted in a new position as a middle-school principal. One day, feeling rather smugly satisfied with the power of position and the secure income, I went about my morning rounds perfectly content with the operation and my role in it. It never occurred to me that by the end of that day I would have resigned.

By noon, a question came to thought that began to shatter the career-woman identity and materialistic comfort zone that I had worked so many years to establish. The question came in just five simple words: Do you love Christian Science? Easy answer. "Why of course I do!" Several questions followed. How much do you really care? Would you be willing to work as many hours for the cause of Christian Science as you do for this school district? Would you be willing to work for "earth's preparatory school"? (Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health, "Earth's preparatory school must be improved to the utmost" [p. 486].) Another easy answer. "Of course I would!" The final question: Well, then, what are you doing here? My reply: "I'll resign today."

Testimony of Healing
Prayer prevents serious injury
April 24, 2000

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