["Government"—The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, U.S.A., Dec. 14, 1918]

In a hospital at a military camp a Christian Science Welfare...

In a hospital at a military camp a Christian Science Welfare worker sat by the bedside of a soldier who, the doctor and nurse believed, could not possibly recover. In delirium this boy was calling for his mother, and asked the worker if she were his mother. The worker turned momentarily to God for guidance and was led to reply, "Divine Mind governs." Soon the boy became quiet, and shortly afterwards was convalescent.

Now the reply made by this worker to the boy who called for his mother may seem to some to have been a strange one, but to the student of Christian Science it will, upon reflection, be understood to have been exactly the right reply. To human sense this boy was being governed by the delirium of fear, confusion, material belief, discord, disease. He was, in other words, apparently under the control of that which is the reverse of divine intelligence. What he needed was the understanding that divine Mind, God, is the only governing power. The fact of Mind's government was demonstrated in the boy's release from suffering, and at the same time proof was given that, as Mrs. Eddy says on page 495 of Science and Health, "God will heal the sick through man, whenever man is governed by God."

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