"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom...

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven;" and blessed are they who have had the privilege of attending the Christian Science Sunday School, for this Sunday school teaches how to attain the kingdom of heaven by showing how to be "poor in spirit," that is, how to learn of the Christ, which makes free. Mrs. Eddy gives in part as the definition of "heaven": "Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 587). As only those who have had this training can fully appreciate the work it is accomplishing not only in lifting high the standards but also in aiding youth to maintain these high standards, may I, as one who has had this privilege, tell of some of the experience through which I gained harmony and learned that divine Principle does govern?

My first experience in the destruction of discord and the realization of harmony was a healing of mumps. One Friday when I was in the primary school I was sent home and told not to report for at least two weeks. I had begun to learn in the Sunday school that man is not material, but spiritual, and through applying this truth, and with my mother's help, I was healed that very day. On returning to school the next day I was compelled to secure a certificate of health before the teachers would admit me, as it seemed impossible to them that I could be well so quickly.

The next experience I definitely remember occurred a few months later. Accidentally another child pushed me down a full flight of stairs. In falling I recalled a statement made to me the previous Sunday in Sunday school: "Man never fell." On reaching the bottom I arose perfectly sound, without a bruise, and proceeded on my way; but I was summoned back by the teachers, each of whom in turn examined me, not believing that there were no broken bones or bruises. Again I had proved that health is real and man's heritage, despite material conditions. For the next fifteen years, whenever any phase of sickness was manifested it was quickly dispelled as unreal, so that I was enabled to maintain a practically perfect record of attendance at school. For example, during that time I was healed of a severe case of the grippe, with the aid of a practitioner, within four hours; whereas my classmates remained in the infirmary from two to four weeks.

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Testimony of Healing
Surely I would be most ungrateful were I not to express...
April 2, 1927

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