I was only a child when my parents embraced Christian Science wholeheartedly. Even then I was searching for answers to my questions, especially about the Trinity, questions Mrs. Eddy answers so beautifully in Science and Health. My parents had attended or joined churches of other denominations, and none gave satisfaction until we took up the study of Christian Science.
Once we were established, we put this new and exciting religion to the test. One statement I learned early in the Sunday School is very powerful. Reciting it, thinking about it, and studying it brought fast and beautiful results. After many years I still love it, "the scientific statement of being," found on page 468 of Science and Health. I still use it with just as much enthusiasm, and it has the same wonderful results.
I remember that when I was about fourteen years old my father and I were running to catch a train. My father turned his ankle, making it very painful to walk. He said to me, "Pray for me." Delighted with the challenge, I immediately put into action "the scientific statement of being" beginning: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter," and continued to pray using the words of the statement to the end. By the time we boarded the train, he was able to walk without pain; and by the time we got off the train, he had forgotten about the incident.