My family and I have had many...

My family and I have had many healings in Christian Science, including a number which were instantaneous. The one I wish to tell of, however, took some time.

The bosom pal of our seven year-old son is a neighbor boy. This neighbor family, who are not Scientists, left for a week of vacation. Toward the end of that week, it became apparent that our son had impetigo. The belief was that he had caught it from his playmate. We did prayerful work, but the healing did not come. We got in touch with a Christian Science practitioner, who began to give the boy treatment.

The next day, a Friday, our neighbors returned. There were a number of suggestions we had to handle: that we should be resentful; that they should he sorry; that others in our family might catch the disease; and, indeed, that our son had it in a worse form than his friend. We persistently watched our thinking and maintained that the condition was unreal and that this was an occasion to prove its unreality so that, as John tells us (9:3), "the works of God should be made manifest." Still, it became more aggravated. However, this whole period was a time of great spiritual growth and blessing.

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Testimony of Healing
In one of her poems, "Communion Hymn,"...
April 11, 1964

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