Freedom, at last

I began reading Science and Health 14 years ago. During that time, I asked various Christian Science practitioners to pray for me on different occasions. They were all kind, showing heartfelt dedication to God, and providing insights and prayers that helped me. Through their prayers, I had complete and permanent healings of a variety of physical troubles—from an infected toe to growths in each eyelid. However, the most significant healing for me was not physical in nature.

Prior to finding Christian Science, I had conducted an extensive search for spiritual answers to my questions about life. I came under the influence of two music teachers, a man and a woman involved in the occult. They seemed to have the answers that I was looking for. Other people, including a group of dedicated music students, followed their teachings. I naively and eagerly joined. After the woman passed away, the man took over and manipulated many, myself included, into believing that we were evil and sinful. I was under "house arrest" for four years, under the guise of promoting my spiritual growth and benefiting society—instilled with fears and suspicions. By the time I severed ties with the group, I had been involved with them for years.

She really listened to me
November 8, 2004

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