It has been my honor to serve...

It has been my honor to serve under the American flag in three wars. After the last war I was declared to be totally disabled, suffering from three incurable afflictions considered to be the result of participation in battles. I was also suffering from another affliction which the Veterans' Bureau and several specialists averred could not be healed without a serious surgical operation. Since I was also a sufferer from angina pectoris, they said this operation would probably result in death.

At last, with the help of my dear wife, who never lost faith, I was wonderfully healed in Christian Science. My healing occurred in this wise: I was seated one evening in a rocker in my room, in great pain. My wife, who had been caring for me devotedly, was in another room, working for me in Christian Science. Suddenly I realized that I was healed. I stood up quickly—as agile as I had been years before, when I was a college athlete—filled with vigor and vitality, without a single ache or pain. I was almost overwhelmed with gratitude. My humility cannot be expressed.

When I awakened the next morning, after sleeping for more than nine hours like a baby, I literally bounded out of bed. In all ways I was a new man. I felt as though I had been raised from the dead. My examination by a board of specialists at a veterans' hospital, which followed about eight weeks later in connection with my disability compensation, revealed that I was in perfect physical and mental condition. I resumed my profession of writing, fired by great ambition. Ideas flooded my consciousness. I was jubilant, boyishly active, both physically and mentally, filled with wonderful newborn hope.

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Testimony of Healing
In unspeakable joyousness and...
February 27, 1943

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