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Quick healing of flu symptoms

From the April 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This testimony was first published in the Church Alive section of and has been adapted for the Journal.

Last winter everyone in my household began complaining about cold or flu symptoms, except me. Then, one morning, I woke up feeling feverish and congested.

After lunch I excused myself and went to my room to rest. At the time, I was Second Reader at my Christian Science branch church, and it looked as though I would not be able to read the next morning. It was already Saturday afternoon, and I thought it was too late by then to ask anyone to take my place. We had a small membership at the time, and several of our members were out of town, which made it harder to find a substitute at the last minute.

At that point, I realized this condition was not only disruptive to me, but also to my church, and I felt that I had to protect the mission and purpose of church in my prayers. Since its primary mission is healing, I thought it would be truly ironic for a Christian Science church service, which is a healing service, to be disrupted, or even cancelled, because of sickness. This thought was a wake-up call.

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