In the summer vacation following...

In the summer vacation following my sophomore year in high school I took a part-time job at a local food-processing plant. While working there, I met with an accident. When school opened in the fall, I was unable to attend, as my condition had steadily grown worse. For weeks my mother and I searched for the reason for this delayed healing. Several times we called for the help of a Christian Science practitioner in a neighboring town. The discovery that my dislike for another person had developed into hate brought error into plain sight, ready to be destroyed.

After studying page 591 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where Mary Baker Eddy defines man as "the compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind," I realized not only that I was not being a good representative of Mind or the image and likeness of God, but that I was not seeing this person's true identity as God's idea. It was impossible to love God and hate His reflection. When I gained an understanding of the spiritual concept of man, my healing came, complete in every way.

Testimony of Healing
My gratitude for Christian Science...
October 1, 1949

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