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When a young boy, I used to think, "If...

From the March 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When a young boy, I used to think, "If everyone were just like Jesus, there wouldn't be any trouble anywhere." Early in 1957 I became interested in Christian Science through my wife, who, though never excluding me from Science in her thought, always refrained from preaching or pushing this religion. I began studying it after I was instantly healed of a sore throat. As a result of my study, our marriage greatly improved.

Recently, when moving into a partially completed business building, I walked through a space that had been used for days as an entrance, not seeing the newly installed plate glass. The glass broke and fell all about me, and there was much bleeding.

I had learned through an understanding of God in Christian Science how to prove that He is "a very present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1). So when my employer told a fellow worker to call the hospital, I cried out "No!" I went to a telephone and called my wife and then a Christian Science practitioner, who began prayerful work immediately. At my request one of my friends, who was not a Scientist, drove me home.