The common opinion of mankind has always been that...

The common opinion of mankind has always been that advanced age is a hindrance or a stumblingblock to physical healing. This erroneous theory, however, is completely refuted in Christian Science practice. Mrs. Eddy admonishes her followers, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 246), "Never record ages;" and, "Time-tables of birth and death are so many conspiracies against manhood and womanhood." She sums up the question of age in a few short statements on the same page: "Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars;" and, "The measurement of life by solar years robs youth and gives ugliness to age."

During the past ten years many beautiful healings, physical, moral, and financial, have taken place among the members of my family. One of these healings, which I wish to emphasize particularly, was that of my father, a man of eighty-two years. He had been seriously injured in an automobile accident. The car in which he was riding struck an embankment at a terrific rate of speed and completely overturned, pinning him and the driver underneath. The young man driving the car was uninjured, but my father, after being taken to the hospital and examined, was found to be suffering from two broken ribs and some very serious body wounds.

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