Mrs. Eddy states (Science and Health...

Mrs. Eddy states (Science and Health, p. 167), "Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized." Illustrative of this, I should like to relate the following experience.

I was standing on top of a ladder attempting to dislodge some bees, which had built a hive in the walls of our home, when I lost my balance, fell, and struck my ribs against the trunk of a tree, apparently breaking two or three of them. For the moment, the pain was so intense that I could hardly breathe or think. I roused myself by clinging to "the scientific statement of being," as given in our textbook (ibid., p. 468). Then I went into the house. I decided to handle the case myself, and applied what I knew of Christian Science, but after a rather sleepless night, during which I suffered a great deal of pain, I sought the aid of a Christian Science practitioner. In about three days the ribs began to knit and the pain to subside. On the third day, however, a sudden stretch that I gave in bed seemed to undo the healing work, and for about three weeks thereafter whenever I coughed, sneezed, or made a sudden movement, I suffered excruciating pain.

Testimony of Healing
Even before I took up the study...
June 13, 1942

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