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My gratitude for Christian Science...

From the August 1992 issue of The Christian Science Journal


My gratitude for Christian Science is unbounded. I have studied this Science for forty years, and my study has been accompanied by blessings and joy. I have had many healings, but my greatest joy comes from knowing that man's God-given dominion overshadows any supposed reality in anything that is unlike God, good.

One experience for which I am grateful occurred several years ago. When I woke one morning I dimly realized that I was quite ill. I was awake only for a few minutes at a time, conscious only of a great feeling of discomfort. In one of my conscious moments I grasped at the thought that I was a Christian Scientist and should be utilizing spiritual power to combat my discomfort.

I had recently memorized a paragraph on page 495 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. The first phrase that came to me was "When the illusion. . . ." That's as far as I got, but I realized that this condition was an illusion! What a relief. Later I thought of the next phrase: "of sickness or sin. . . ." I grasped and held to the thought that this was an "illusion of sickness." Next came the words "tempts you. . . ." Then I saw that this illusion was tempting me to believe it, and I realized I did not have to yield to that temptation.

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