A NEW OUTLOOK BRINGS HEALING

In the fall of 1995, I was suddenly overcome with a severe physical ailment where I could barely whisper, and didn't have breath to speak a complete sentence. Other physical functions were also affected, my muscles ached, and I lost my appetite for most foods, which resulted in a significant weight-loss. A lounge chair became my bed. Even when I tried to read, it was difficult to focus because of all the discomfort.

I had complete faith, however, that I could be healed through prayer. The dedicated and loving work of the Christian Science practitioner I called, as well as the prayerful support of my wife and family, brought me inspiration and healing throughout this period. The family cassette player also got a lot of use. I listened to tapes of Science and Health, of Sentinel Radio programs, and of hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal. A reference from Mary Baker Eddy's work Rudimental Divine Science provided much comfort, and was the foundation for my return to health: "What seem to be disease, vice, and mortality are illusions of the physical senses. These illusions are not real, but unreal. Health is the consciousness of the unreality of pain and disease; or, rather, the absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else" (p.11).

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