A church centered on healing

Christian Science found me. Many years ago, beginning life on my own after college, I started exploring the paranormal, which includes theosophy, astrology, and numerology. Christian Science of course has nothing to do with any of these, but at a theosophy gathering, a neighbor briefly talked to me about her son, who happened to be a Christian Scientist. She said she was grateful that Christian Science had healed him when he’d been seriously injured in a car accident. What she was telling me piqued my interest, but because this woman was not a student of Christian Science herself, she talked no further about her son’s healing or the religion.

That was my first time hearing about a religion dedicated to healing. I’d been raised in a religious home, but had grown up thinking that Sunday worship was not enough for me. I wanted daily spiritual guidance and a deep understanding of the Bible and God. And unbeknownst to my neighbor, her mention of Christian Science had planted a seed. 

A couple of years after the conversation with my neighbor, I moved out of the state for a teaching job at a very small school on an island. One day, when I was inquiring about church services, two members of the school’s small faculty talked to me about their worship service. To my surprise, they were both Christian Scientists. And to my greater surprise, they informed me that the local Christian Science Society’s services were held at the very school where the three of us taught.

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All is well
March 2, 2015

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