I have great cause to be grateful...

I have great cause to be grateful to Christian Science, the study of which I took up during my university years. The temptation to indulge in smoking and later in social drinking was presented to me, but I am grateful that I did not feel then, nor have I felt since, any desire for either. During over ten years' subsequent service in the Army, including eight and one half years as an officer, my position as a teetotaler and nonsmoker was invariably respected. It was never a source of embarrassment either to me or to those I was with. I have no doubt that this was Love's protection of a stand taken for Principle.

On one occasion, when undergoing training for jungle warfare, I fell from a height of about ten feet, injuring my ankle. I walked on it all that day, but was then required to report to the medical aid post, where I was sent for an X ray. During this time I clung to various passages from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. On the second day the radiologist came to me and told me that the leg was broken at the ankle, but he said that he was puzzled to note that the break had occurred some two or three weeks previously. I assured him that it was only two days previously. "The bone has already set," he said, "and has begun to knit." The healing was later complete. This evidence of mental surgery greatly strengthened my confidence in Christian Science.

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