How thankful we should be to...

How thankful we should be to Mrs. Eddy for giving us Christian Science in a form that all mankind can understand and demonstrate. During World War II, while my ship was in dry dock undergoing repairs, I experienced a healing which will always be outstanding to inc. It was the first time I had ever really applied my knowledge of Christian Science.

One afternoon I was alone on the ship when I fractured an ankle. Pain and nausea were so sharp that I was unable to think coherently; all I could do was to repeat "the scientific statement of being," given on page 468 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy.

I was then able to crawl to my cabin, where I lost consciousness. When I regained consciousness I was aware of no discomfort in the foot, but I was not able to move my leg. The thought did not come to me to call a practitioner for help; I merely lay in the dark and pondered a statement from Science and Health (p. 424) which was in that week's Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly: "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." I saw the actuality of this statement clearly; then I fell asleep and did not awaken until late in the morning. After I had read the lesson and had done specific mental work to the best of my ability, I arose and attended to my normal duties, walking about with comparative freedom. By noon of the following day the ankle was entirely well. There was no further bother whatever from it.

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Testimony of Healing
After many years of poor health...
August 22, 1953

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