I have long appreciated the Christian Science nursing profession, but a recent conversation with a social worker in my state led me to more deeply cherish its healing mission and allowed me to clear up some common misconceptions she had about this profession. It also brought to mind my first encounter with Christian Science nursing many years ago.
Although I attended a Christian Science Sunday School all my life, I had never met a Christian Science nurse and didn’t know what they did—until I was nineteen and unexpectedly found myself in circumstances that required their care. Then I learned not only what they did, but of their invaluable role in supporting Christian Science healing. Here’s what happened:
One beautiful summer day, two friends and I headed out on a lake on a large ski boat. We planned to meet up with other friends across the lake to water ski and have a picnic. After launching, I settled in the bow of the boat.