No more panic

For me, the wonderful thing about holidays is that they usually produce the unexpected. The time we spent in Greece last year was no exception.

Enjoying sun and the freedom of outdoor living is one of the great delights of a holiday, but having the time and the space to read is an equally essential element to me. I had planned to take the opportunity to read through Science and Health during this time and spent much of the first week doing this. I had read this book all my life but had never treated it as a book to be read from cover to cover. It had always stood on my bookshelf along with other precious volumes. And over the years I had grown to love many wonderful passages. But now I wanted to open the book as a new reader who might have simply picked it up in a bookstore, and let it speak as the author had intended it to do.

I took a paperback copy and began to read. I underlined and circled words, and made notes in the margins. As I did, the words ceased to be slightly out of reach—they became very real and very close. All that I had previously read in fragments began to come together to reveal a Love that was inseparable from me. Suddenly it all began to make sense. I felt I was understanding Christian Science for the first time in my life.

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Testimony of Healing
Quick to pray, quick to heal
February 25, 2002

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