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Injured eye restored
Listening to the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church and reports of individuals “on fire with the Christ message,” I was reminded of the landlady who introduced me to Christian Science many years ago.
Early in my career I was transferred to another state, far from the church where I had been active. The first Sunday after I moved into my new apartment, my landlady invited me to go to a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, with her and a friend. I was a little curious, as I didn’t know anything about Christian Science, so I accepted her invitation. She also shared The Christian Science Monitor and The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel magazines with me. I knew she was a serious student of the Bible because she had shown me her study room, which had multiple dictionaries and other reference materials. It was obvious she spent a lot of time studying her religion.
I attended her church, and I went the following Sunday, too. One of the women there asked me when I read the Lesson. I had no idea what she was talking about. When we got home, I asked my landlady, and she explained that the Lesson-Sermon read at the Sunday service is also studied individually by Christian Scientists throughout the week. I thought reading that whole Lesson every day was an incomprehensible practice. The church where I’d grown up had a short preprinted devotion that I read quickly, and each day it was different.
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