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God was preparing me

From the October 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal

At the back of this magazine there is a directory of names of individuals engaged in the public healing ministry of Christian Science. We thought it might be helpful to Journal readers, and especially to those who are considering fuller engagement in Christian Science healing, to hear some of these practitioners share a few thoughts about how they got started in the fulltime practice. Obviously, their experiences are individual; there couldn't be a specific formula for entering a holy ministry! Our hope is that this series may encourage others to see how the way to a public practice of Christian healing opens up when there is a pure desire to serve God and one's fellowman.

What could make a graduate student in philosophy become a Christian Scientist? Why should she give up writing her own system of metaphysics to become a student of the divine Science of being— and eventually enter the public practice?

For me, becoming a Christian Scientist and a practitioner didn't just happen overnight. There'd been a ripening of thought over the years. When my thought was ready, I was able to recognize Christian Science as my answer.

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