To unload ourselves of the heavy...

To unload ourselves of the heavy limitations of mortal mind is a joyous and strengthening experience. And it is with full gratitude that I recognize the divine inspiration that Mrs. Eddy reflected in unfolding to us the basic rules and laws through which this unburdening can be accomplished. On page 296 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says: "Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal." Progress is our heritage, and if the opportunities we are given are recognized as such, progress will come as naturally as the number four comes after the correct addition of two and two. Through many healings I have made rightful progress.

One night I awoke with an annoying pain in a tooth. The next few hours were spent in intermittent study and sleep. The following morning the condition was a great deal worse, and a practitioner's loving aid was sought. She told me to turn to page 6 of Mrs. Eddy's Message to The Mother Church for 1902. Here our Leader tells us, "The knowledge of life, substance, or law, apart or other than God—good—is forbidden."

For the first time it dawned in my thinking that there is nothing to choose except the allness, omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of God. There is no other choice. To dwell in the truth of Mrs. Eddy's challenging statement was a glorious experience and one through which much progress was made in the understanding of what Christian Science is and also of what it means to be a Christian Scientist. The healing was not instantaneous, but it came and with it the joy and gratitude that we achieve when we know we have been obedient.

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Testimony of Healing
For what Christian Science has...
December 10, 1955

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