Because of my gratitude for the many blessings that...

Because of my gratitude for the many blessings that Christian Science has brought to me, I desire to share with others the following experience, which not only proved to me the ability of Christian Science to heal, but also showed me the importance of watching my thinking.

While working on the roof of a house, I fell about fifteen feet. The force of the fall was taken almost entirely by my right hand and arm. As I lay on the ground recovering from the shock of the fall, a man who had witnessed it came running to me and asked if I was hurt. This question instantly reminded me of what Mrs. Eddy advises us to do, in regard to accidents, in Science and Health (p. 397), "Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why." This I immediately did, and arose and expressed my gratitude that I was not hurt.

After about an hour, which I spent in doing some right thinking, I was able to continue with the work I had been doing. A day or two before the accident occurred I had heard an inspiring lecture on Christian Science, and by using the truths heard at this lecture I was able to allay all fears and overcome a tendency on the part of the wrist and arm to be lame. This mental work continued during the morning, and in the afternoon I had about silenced all clamor of the physical senses in regard to the accident when an incident occurred which aroused resentment on my part. It was a small thing; nevertheless I fussed about it to myself, and in a very short time I had to quit working on the house. This was late in the afternoon, and before going to bed I had to call a practitioner. The next morning the arm and wrist were considerably better, and by the following day I was able to go back to work. This experience taught me a lesson on the importance of watching one's thinking.

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Testimony of Healing
While I have had many proofs of the healing efficacy of...
August 16, 1941

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