Quick healing while conducting church service

“I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.” These words of General Ulysses S. Grant are quoted on page 492 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Such conviction aided me in a time of need. 

Years ago in college, I was elected First Reader for the Christian Science organization on my campus. My role was to conduct the Sunday services, and included reading passages from Science and Health that were part of the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly, alternating with the Second Reader, who read from the Bible. It was spring quarter, and Easter Sunday.

During the service, I began to feel faint. My vision darkened, my hearing significantly diminished, and other alarming symptoms began to occur. Immediately I turned to God, and the thought came that I did not need to give in to this. I recognized that this thought was not human will, but God’s will. Christian Science helps us discern thoughts as being human or divine, wrong or right, evil or good, sick or healthy (see Science and Health, p. 462 and Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 252), and I knew I could demonstrate my God-given dominion over this difficulty and do what needed to be done. 

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