Christian Science has been known to me practically all...

Christian Science has been known to me practically all my life, as my mother became interested in it when I was four years old; and since that time I have never had any other physician. Naturally, my children's only medicine has been divine Mind. We are told in Science and Health (p. 142), "God being All-in-all, He made medicine; but that medicine was Mind." We have all had many wonderful healings. At one time one of my boys had a large swelling—which was said to be a carbuncle—on the front of his neck, and it was very painful. After two treatments by a practitioner all sense of pain was overcome, and the next day the swelling went down and soon it disappeared.

Some time ago I came home from work and found my eldest boy in bed, suffering from a badly sprained ankle. It was swollen to twice the usual size. I immediately began to declare the truth, but visitors soon came in and I was unable to do any further work until bedtime. I then opened our textbook to page 410 and read several pages, after which I began to apply my understanding of the allness of God and the consequent nothingness of error; also, the perfection of man made in God's image and likeness. I was inclined to call a practitioner, but I did not, as I felt sure that my understanding was sufficient and that I should endeavor to meet the enemy myself before I asked for help. I was amply repaid for my efforts, as in a very short time the pain was overcome and the child spent a restful night. There was still some fear manifested that the pain would return if the ankle was used; but this, too, was overcome in a few days, and the swelling entirely disappeared within a week. This helped me to understand that we must demonstrate what we know, in order to progress in Christian Science. For this experience and many other healings I am very thankful; also for the wonderful protection of divine Love, which has cared for me and mine in so many ways.

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