I am grateful for the lessons we...

I am grateful for the lessons we learn when we experience healing in Christian Science, and I should like to tell about a healing I had some time ago. All of a sudden one day I became quite ill. In a few days I started to be very weak and had to lie down after doing the slightest task. As time went on I grew weaker and found myself lying down most of the time. I managed to dress myself each morning and study the weekly Bible Lesson, found in the Christian Science Quarterly. Then during the day, again lying down, I did other studying from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy or read our Christian Science literature. This went on for about three weeks until one day I became so weak I even fainted.

One afternoon, when I was going to be alone, I decided I would just lie down and study the whole afternoon and see if I could not get my thought so filled with the truths of Christian Science that healing would result. I did this, and in the late afternoon I tried to get up, but was still very weak. That night my prayer was along this line: "Dear God, please show me in some way what I am doing wrong or what I am thinking wrong, because I want to do what is right." I remember I slept well that night, but the difficulty was still present when I started to get up the next morning.

About ten o'clock that morning the thought came very plainly to me, "You had better change your thinking about this nuclear bomb testing and your fear of the world situation." Then I recalled that my previous thinking had been something like this: "These nuclear tests that different countries seem to think are so necessary are all wrong because they endanger the lives of everyone on the face of the earth, and this is not right." As I looked back I could see that I had really let the question of nuclear testing bother me, and of course there was fear accompanying my critical thoughts.

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Testimony of Healing
About thirty-five years ago I...
October 27, 1962

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