An experience I had some...

An experience I had some months ago has helped me to keep my thought clear about the food shortage in Europe. The experience was such a clear proof to me that, as our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 307). "It is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help."

In the chaos that occurred in the Leipzig area of Germany prior to the fall of that town to Allied troops, I found myself an escaping prisoner of war with an entirely inadequate knowledge of German, no money, no means of barter, certainly no ration cards, and an empty stomach. To make matters worse, I was dressed in a British soldier's uniform, complete except for a hat, with only a very faint red triangle mark in the middle of my back to denote my previous status as a P. O. W.

Feeling hungry, I was debating with myself whether or not I was justified in stealing food, which I could obtain with apparent impunity. I turned to God in prayer to be shown what was right. The answer came clearly: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat" (Matt. 6:25), with all the emphasis to me on the word "no." I decided to be obedient to the admonition (verse 33), "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you." Seeing the great human need all around me, I endeavored in my thought to seek His kingdom, His reign, power, and love.

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Testimony of Healing
The Christian Science practitioner...
August 3, 1946

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