'A change in human belief'

My wife and I wanted very much to find new friends with whom to share our love of music and of Christian Science. But wanting friends is not just a matter of seeking, but of revelation. So we opened our hearts for all that God would provide—whether next door or on another continent.

Later we visited Boston from our home in Germany. While there, we went to an all-day meeting of Christian Scientists, where we met Carolyn and Ken. This was the start of a special relationship God had prepared for us: creating a friendship from both sides of the ocean. And it has continued for ten years, with visits each year alternating between our Germany and their New England, and dozens of e-mails exchanging thoughts and feelings.

One day during their visit to Germany last spring, I felt the truth—in action—of the following ideas expressed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "The prophylactic and therapeutic (that is, the preventive and curative) arts belong emphatically to Christian Science, as would be readily seen, if psychology, or the Science of Spirit, God, was understood" (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 369). And the following: "Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body" (p. 391). I experienced exactly this.

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Wanted: your healing
January 17, 2005

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