Some time ago I cut my hand...

Some time ago I cut my hand while working in the garden. When I tried to apply an unmedicated dressing to the wound, I was not able to do so because of the considerable bleeding. The sight of this and my apparent inability to do anything about it brought much fear, and I almost fainted.

It was at this point that I remembered the antidote to all discordant conditions was to be found in the writings of our Leader. First I dealt with the fear. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 392 of Science and Health: "Fear, which is an element of all disease, must be cast out to readjust the balance for God," and, "The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God's image." It was then possible for me to sit down quietly and listen to God.

During recent studies of Mrs. Eddy's works I had been very much impressed by an article entitled "Waymarks" in "Retrospection and Introspection." On page 93 she writes: "St. Paul said to the Athenians, 'For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.' This statement is in substance identical with my own: 'There is no life, truth, substance, nor intelligence in matter.'" These words came clearly to me, and I applied them to my present need.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science was...
December 22, 1962

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