After helping a neighbor for...

After helping a neighbor for many hours with her work of feeding twelve hungry haymakers, I retired one night with a great sense of fatigue. Before my eyes closed in sleep, however, I remembered Mrs. Eddy's wise counsel on page 442 of Science and Health, "Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake." I also remembered that as we faithfully try to obey God's law of good we become a law to ourselves. Since my work that day had been faithfully done, I knew that I could not be penalized for helping my neighbor.

Nevertheless, I awoke next morning in great discomfort with a fever and a sore throat. Mortal mind suggested, "You are going to be ill." At once I asked myself, "Are you trying to be a Christian Scientist, or are you not?" This thought checked the erroneous suggestion immediately. I knew that the discomfort was just a trick of so-called mortal mind to make me believe in and acknowledge a power apart from God.

Testimony of Healing
From my infancy until I began...
February 28, 1953

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