As I have grown into an adult, I have been at my grandmother's side through a few of her trying times. I, like most members of her family, don't practice any particular religion, and we have constantly encouraged her to seek medical attention, even for small illnesses. But she hasn't wanted to look anywhere but to God and to her study of Christian Science.
I have never been able to understand her "stubborn" belief that she is God's perfect idea and can rely on Him for healing. We let the subject lie between us—until now.
She asked me if I'd like to read an article from the November issue of The Christian Science Journal. I said OK. As I read it, I had so many emotions. I finally understood where my grandmother's "stubbornness" was coming from. It was her conviction in God and in her spiritual being that made her refuse any outside help in healing.