In testifying to my gratitude for Christian Science I...

In testifying to my gratitude for Christian Science I wish to place emphasis on my appreciation of the Concordance to Science and Health; also of the Concordance to Mrs. Eddy's other writings.

Recently I had an experience involving sprained muscles, and as usual when I have had a problem to solve, or a demonstration to make, I turned to the Concordances for help. I looked up all the references on muscles, elasticity, and flexibility. In Science and Health (p. 199) Mrs. Eddy refers to "thought-forces, called muscles"; and on page 128, in speaking of Christian Science, she tells us that "the human mind, imbued with this spiritual understanding, becomes more elastic, is capable of greater endurance, escapes somewhat from itself, and requires less repose." This helped me to realize that thought-forces had both elasticity and flexibility.

Yet the argument of painfully wrenched muscles continued to come so persistently to my thought that I again turned to our Concordances to see what Mrs. Eddy had to say about the word "wrench"—and to my surprise I found that in all her writings, including the textbook, she uses that little word "wrench" only once (Science and Health, p. 265): "The pains of sense are salutary, if they wrench away false pleasurable beliefs and transplant the affections from sense to Soul, where the creations of God are good, 'rejoicing the heart.' Such is the sword of Science, with which Truth decapitates error, materiality giving place to man's higher individuality and destiny."

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Testimony of Healing
When a girl I learned the twelfth chapter of Luke
July 13, 1935

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