Changing One's Views

When once we grasp the full significance of the fact taught in Christian Science that human existence, with all the phenomena peculiar to it, is mental, it is not difficult to understand that healings worthy of expressions of gratitude at Wednesday evening meetings or in our periodicals need not necessarily be of physical or bodily disease and the suffering incident to it. Any experience out of which, through which, or by which, mortal mind is forced to humble itself and bow to the reality of God, good, as All-in-all, and therefore as ever present Principle, constitutes a healing.

The writer remembers the first Wednesday evening meeting which he ever attended in our wonderful Mother Church, and how he was awed by all that he saw and heard. There was one testimony given by a lady that night which made a deep impression upon his mind. She told how Christian Science had crossed her path on different occasions and how she had ignored it and refused to have anything to do with it because of a deep-seated prejudice which she entertained against Mrs. Eddy, due to many stories she had heard about her. Finally came a time when sickness attacked her, a sickness which did not surrender to material remedies. Then in some manner Christian Science was again brought to her attention, and she reluctantly began the reading of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. She was eventually relieved of the bodily sickness, but not until she became conscious that her prejudice against Mrs. Eddy and her teachings had been destroyed. In relating her experience, joy and gratitude were expressed, not so much for the relief from sickness, which to her illumined sense was only an incident, as for the destruction in her thought of that unjust prejudice which, she comprehended, was not an offense against Mrs. Eddy herself, but rather against Principle, God,—the foundation of all Mrs. Eddy's teachings.

"Understood spiritually"
July 6, 1918

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