A guest post written by Susan Berry
One of my favorite poems by Robert Frost is “The Road Not Taken.” Frost ends the poem:“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”
My choice to rely on Christian Science for my health care needs has “made all the difference” with a lifetime of healings.
Three generations of my family members have relied on this spiritual, practical system of health care. My dad was not a Christian Scientist, so he and Mom had an agreement that she would get the first opportunity to take care of any problems that came up. Then, if Dad felt things weren’t progressing quickly enough, he would then take us to see a doctor. Well, Dad witnessed many healings during all those years and saw that he could trust our wellbeing to Christian Science.
One of my grade school memories stands out as an example of the difference between our family’s choice of health care, and the traditional medical path chosen by our neighbors. In rainy weather the kids next door were only allowed outside if they were totally covered, head to toe, in rain gear and did not get wet. Their parents feared that if they got wet they would automatically catch colds. By contrast, my brothers and I were always running through puddles and riding our bikes in the pouring rain, without any rain gear, becoming thoroughly soaked in the process. Mom’s only rule was to leave all our wet stuff in the laundry room in exchange for towels and dry clothes. It was great fun and brought no penalties!
During my college years, I realized that the only path to health and wellness I wanted to travel was the proven system of Christian Science in which I had been raised. One of the thoughts that I prayed with in those years, and still turn to, is from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.” And a favorite from the Bible: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6)
By the time I graduated from college, I had experienced many healings from challenges such as ill health, injuries, wounds from recluse spider bites, protection from an impending car crash, relationship problems, etc.
We all tend to go with what has worked successfully in our experience. This healing system works for my family and for me and is available to everyone.
This chosen path “has made all the difference.”