For having been born and reared...

For having been born and reared in a home where there was such love for and devotion to Christian Science that I could not help but assimilate it, I am exceedingly grateful. I appreciate all my experiences in Sunday School during the years I attended as a pupil and later while teaching there. As the reflection of divine Mind, man expresses infinite ability. Realization of this fact made my school years joyous ones, bringing many special opportunities.

The outstanding protection I have known has meant that there have been few instances when it was necessary to call upon the healing efficacy of Christian Science. When such has been the case, however, the need has always been quickly supplied. One hour after spraining my ankle I was able to walk so freely that the people around me knew nothing about the sprain. Swelling subsided, and all soreness soon disappeared.

While my husband was in combat as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, I felt a sense of peace and serenity. I knew that he could experience the truth of Mrs. Eddy's words (Science and Health, p. 385), "Whatever it is your duty to do, you can do without harm to yourself." It was clear to me that man's life is eternal and cannot be interrupted, since he "is hid with Christ in God" (Col. 3:3). Although my husband's plane was shot down, he and all his crewmen were unharmed. While he was overseas I had the wonderful privilege of class instruction, for which I am deeply grateful.

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Signs of the Times
March 17, 1956

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