One day I dropped a silver teapot...

One day I dropped a silver teapot and broke its ebony handle. As I was repairing it, the screw driver slipped and penetrated the palm of my left hand. The pain was acute, blood spurted out, and the whole arm felt paralyzed.

When I came to, I heard myself repeating part of "the scientific statement of being" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." As soon as I got to the words, "All is infinite Mind," the pain vanished and the bleeding stopped. I washed off the blood, and that was the end of the incident except for a series of aggressive mental suggestions which kept presenting themselves to my consciousness: You must have severed an artery, you will have to put on a bandage, you won't be able to use that hand tomorrow, and so forth. So I asked my wife to help me, and together we reversed every suggestion with statements of truth. The result was that the accident faded like the baseless fabric of a vision and left not a trace behind. The next day I traveled over a hundred miles to see a pageant, and the hand and arm were entirely normal in use and appearance. A day later I played golf.

It is wonderful to realize that, thanks to Mrs. Eddy, we can carry about with us sufficient knowledge of the grace of God to make sure that even if error momentarily mesmerizes us into accepting the belief of any form of mishap, we can instantly appeal to our understanding of Spirit and gain our freedom. Another point I should like to make is that the quicker one attacks incipient claims, the quicker satisfactory results are obtained. A third point is that "only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized" (ibid., p. 167).—Malcolm Bruce Milne, London, England.

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Testimony of Healing
My song of gratitude for Christian Science...
November 15, 1947

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