I am very grateful for all that...

I am very grateful for all that Christian Science means to me and should like to express my gratitude by telling of a healing. Some time ago I heard a friend express her belief in a common little superstition. "Why, how foolish!" I said. "You certainly don't believe in an inanimate object like that having any power over you, do you? That's just a superstition!" And we all laughed; but I could see that she continued believing her way, while I suddenly had the most beautiful sense of release.

It flashed through my consciousness that that was what Mrs. Eddy meant by her sentence in Science and Health regarding the material senses (p. 318), "They would put soul into soil, life into limbo, and doom all things to decay." This clear thought stayed with me all that day and the next; and I saw how all our beliefs and fears of power in material things are just popular superstitions, while the reality of Life, Spirit, goes on permanently and is never touched by any of them. The power of any superstition lies only in the individual's belief in and fear of it.

The following day, while still feeling very happy and uplifted with this new understanding, I was given a chance to prove this great truth. We were to have guests to dinner, and during its preparation I splashed oven-hot grease all over me. With the exception of my clothes, my right forearm got most of it. I took a towel and wiped myself and then realized that my arm was starting to hurt terribly. As I was momentarily tempted to put something cooling on it, I thought: "No, this is the time to prove that a material burn is only a superstition and does not touch the real man at all. I am in truth spiritual and cannot believe in superstition."

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Testimony of Healing
I am indeed grateful for the right...
January 14, 1950

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