My first healing in Christian Science...

My first healing in Christian Science took place when I was very young and broke a collarbone. My mother immediately called a practitioner, who lived over ninety miles away, and asked for treatment for me. In a few days all evidence of the break had disappeared. My father, not a Christian Scientist at the time, was not thoroughly convinced that a healing had taken place; so he took me to a doctor for a verification. The doctor's words were: "Yes, it was broken. But it has mended far better than I could have set it."

Among other healings which have been brought about through Christian Science treatment alone is that of the aftereffects of being struck by an automobile when I was about eight years old. Kindly passersby urged me to go to a doctor. I refused, declaring I wanted to go home. I had been hurtled through the air and had struck my head and shoulder on landing. My shoes had been forced off me by the impact, and I was momentarily rendered unconscious. At no time do I recall any sense of fear.

My father, who was notified, arrived to take me home. My mother called the practitioner who had helped with the broken bone. Mother herself remained steadfast in her refusal to identify with God's perfect spiritual child, the only real child, the picture of inharmony I seemed to present. Except for a severe headache, which subsided the next day, there were no aftereffects; and I returned to school the day following.

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Signs of the Times
January 11, 1964

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