I BEGAN TO STUDY Christian Science after my younger sister, Giselle, was healed of multiple sclerosis when she was in college in the United States (see Christian Science Sentinel, October 11, 2004, p. 18) . At that time, I had accompanied my sister to the hospital when she went for the medical tests that later indicated she had this disease. When I heard the results, I could not believe this was happening. The doctors said that all they could do for her was to ease the symptoms. I immediately called my other sister, Jacqueline, who is a Christian Scientist. She was very calm. She told me that she had spoken with Giselle about Christian Science and had offered to help, asking her if she would like to try Christian Science treatment.
After thinking it through, Giselle decided not to proceed with medical treatment. Instead she began studying Christian Science and relying exclusively on prayer for healing. I followed the whole process, and within about two years Giselle had a beautiful, complete healing.
That was it for me. After my sister's healing, I thought that it was time for me to check out Christian Science for myself, so I started to read the Christian Science Sentinel magazines. My sisters and I had been raised in another religious denomination, and I'd always questioned a lot of the theology I'd learned. Some of it I just could not accept. But when I started reading Science and Health, I realized that all the questions that were unresolved in my mind were answered in that book. I would call my sister every night to question her about what I was reading. I realized that I had to go through an unlearning process before I could grasp what Mrs. Eddy was saying. And also that I needed to keep my thought very open and childlike—to be willing to let go of the old theology and not to intellectualize the new ideas I was learning from Christian Science.