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ANYONE CAN BE A HEALER

PERSISTENCE, NOT DISCOURAGEMENT

WHEN I TOOK Primary class instruction in Christian Science, I knew I wanted to be a Christian Science practitioner. I was on fire with the desire to help mankind overcome the problems facing them.

I tried to develop that desire by studying the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's writings as much as I could. But I was hit with extreme fear that followed me everywhere. I prayed and lived with this thought: "Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love" (Mary Baker Eddy, Pulpit and Press, p. 3). A Christian Science practitioner prayed with me daily about this fear for two years. Healing came as I understood something I read in a Sentinel: "If you think that you have to do everything by yourself, you have a right to be afraid." Realizing that God was doing all, and that I was God's reflection, I had my freedom from this fear.

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