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Healed of many ills

From the November 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This testimony was originally written in French and published in the French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish November 2012 editions of The Herald of Christian Science.  

A little more than 20 years ago, before I found out about Christian Science, I was suffering from many ills: a grave problem with my eyes, back pains, rheumatism, and chronic constipation. I would often cry about my situation, wondering if my life would be better one day. I was praying a lot within the framework of the religion I was following at that time.

During the religious services in the church I was attending then, people would give strong testimonies of healing, and that made me question myself about the way I was praying (what was I doing wrong?), which increased my sense of guilt and self-pity.

The pastor of that church had suggested that I spend some periods of time praying and fasting. I noticed that I felt better during these periods of fasting, and that the improvement would last for a few days after I stopped the fasting. But about a week later, my health problems would come back, and actually would get worse. This created in me a huge sense of confusion.

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