For some ten or twelve years I had on the back of my...

For some ten or twelve years I had on the back of my neck a large lump, which my physician said was a cyst or small tumor, not dangerous, and removable by the knife or electric needle. As it gave me no pain I had nothing done for it, and rarely gave it a thought unless some one happened to question me concerning it. One day, after I had been in Christian Science for some time, a person whom I had not seen for about seven years, met me, and in the course of our conversation commented upon the fact of my still possessing this disfiguring mark. This set me to thinking, and I determined to get rid of it if possible, realizing that if Truth is sharper than a two-edged sword, its operation could remove this so-called cyst more effectually than any surgeon's knife or needle. At the same time I mentally probed my consciousness for the error which this material manifestation typified. After about two days of this kind of work, I found that the lump was swelling, and it had become so inflamed and sensitive to the touch that I was obliged to lay off my collar and wear a soft handkerchief around my neck. The following night it broke and discharged its contents, leaving an angry-looking sore, but in a few days it had entirely healed, leaving no trace save a pinkish line where the new skin had formed.

This seems only a small demonstration, but it is significant in that it points to what may be done along the lines of mental surgery when our understanding of the Principle revealed in Christian Science becomes sufficiently advanced.—Chas. S. Klautsheck, New York, N. Y.

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