When a dear one passed on, I...

When a dear one passed on, I was beautifully sustained. The experience was not an easy one, but I learned the truth of what Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 66), "Trials are proofs of God's care." When the time came to find employment, I turned to our textbooks, the Bible and Science and Health. Through my study of them and through the help of a practitioner my problem was solved as I held to this part of Mrs. Eddy's definition of "Mind" (Science and Health, p. 591): "Deity, which outlines but is not outlined." I secured a position with a very wealthy family and humbly took what was offered. Although at first it was hard physical work of a menial nature, I kept knowing that divine Love provides what is needed for spiritual growth. I knew that as soon as I learned to love my tasks, whatever was difficult about them would be removed.

One day my employer came to me and asked if I would like to take a position traveling with her to Europe. Mortal mind talked loud and long, saying: "You are afraid of air travel. You are afraid of water. You can't do what will be required of you on such a trip." But I silenced these arguments joyously and accepted the offer. Seasickness was overcome in one treatment, and travel by air was most harmonious. In Paris I was guided beautifully in carrying out all my duties, even though I did not speak French, by knowing that there is only one language of Love. When subjected to vaccination, which was compulsory at that time, I was resentful at first, but I was set right with the loving thought: "Suffer it to be so now" (Matt. 3:15). I had no ill effects at all.

Testimony of Healing
On an ever-memorable occasion...
October 1, 1955

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