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MY HEART'S DESIRE

"IT IS FIRST the desire above all else," wrote Mary Baker Eddy, "to be Christ-like, to be tender, merciful, forgetting self and caring for others' salvation" (Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer, Amplified Edition, p. 195).

My desire to become a Christian Science practitioner began during college, when I had several experiences that caused me to see God as a vital, present, healing power. For example, I was encouraged by an instantaneous healing of food poisoning. One minute I was in agony and couldn't stand up; the next minute, after two friends prayed with me, I was completely well.

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