Insights on the Gadarene's plea

When a child experiences a Christian Science healing, it is often the result of the spiritual growth of the parent. This was certainly the case for me. When I was a toddler, my parents discovered that my foot had developed at an abnormal angle with the arch rolled over, restricting my ability to walk correctly. At this time my mother had become a serious student of Christian Science and decided to take Primary class instruction in Christian Science.

Although my mother had been praying about my foot before she started class, she said that all anxiety about my foot entirely left her thought during class as she directed her focus on learning about God and our relationship to Him. When she returned home, she found that the healing of my foot had taken place. I remember my mother explaining that the straightening of my foot was a natural outcome of the alignment of her thought to what was good and true (see testimony by Ann S. Renoult, The Christian Science Journal, April 1960, pp. 215–216). That was my first encounter, albeit indirectly, with class instruction.

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