I feel that the time is now long...

I feel that the time is now long overdue for me publicly to acknowledge, through the periodicals, even a little of all that Christian Science has meant to me. The blessed privilege of being brought up in a Christian Science home has been mine. Christian Science has always been my only physician, and I have never known any other religion.

Physically, I have always enjoyed good health. One healing I should like to relate. I was twelve years of age at the time, and was working on an electric model railway, which was then my hobby. The thumb of my right hand came into full contact with the house electric main. Eventually I managed to wrench my hand away, and went running to my mother. She at once covered the terrifying sight my hand had now become, and then telephoned to a Christian Science practitioner, who gave me immediate help. Few who saw my thumb at the time thought it would ever function normally again, so severe was the burning. To call for medical attention was never considered. I kept the wound clean and relied solely on Christian Science treatment. How pertinent were these words of our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, on page 393 of Science and Health: "Your body would suffer no more from tension or wounds than the trunk of a tree which you gash or the electric wire which you stretch, were it not for mortal mind." In about three weeks the healing was complete, and I could use my hand and thumb normally. It was to me, even at that early age, a most convincing example of the destruction of so-called physical law through the omnipotence and omniaction of divine Mind.

Thanks to my Christian Science upbringing, I have been largely saved from bondage to numerous sensual cravings. Such false appetites as smoking and drinking, no matter how appealing or necessary has seemed their guise, have never really been a temptation to me. Neither have I been burdened with the incessant desire for amusement, and the longer I study Christian Science, the stronger become my aspirations after the treasures of Truth. That there are still faults to outgrow and lessons to learn, I am fully aware, but for the spiritual understanding that has come to me, and for its continuous unfoldment, I am increasingly grateful.

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Testimony of Healing
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May 23, 1942

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