For a few decades, I suffered from recurring symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis, which were often aggressive. But one day I received a gift subscription to The Herald of Christian Science and started to read all the articles and testimonies in this magazine. I realized that the ideas I was assimilating were helping me to lift my thought to God. As I read the Herald, little by little those aggressive symptoms started to fade until they completely disappeared.
I realize that by reading the Herald I was entertaining “angels unawares.”
I also started to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and today I realize that by reading the Herald I was entertaining “angels unawares.” We find these words on page 299 of Science and Health. On this same page, Mrs. Eddy explains: “My angels are exalted thoughts, appearing at the door of some sepulchre, in which human belief has buried its fondest earthly hopes. With white fingers they point upward to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and its joys. Angels are God’s representatives. These upward-soaring beings never lead towards self, sin, or materiality, but guide to the divine Principle of all good, whither every real individuality, image, or likeness of God, gathers. By giving earnest heed to these spiritual guides, they tarry with us, and we entertain ‘angels unawares’ ”