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I should like to express my gratitude for a quick healing of paralysis which was brought about through prayer.

My left side was completely paralyzed. With the help of a Christian Science practitioner I was using my body and was up and around in ten days. However, very painful heart spasms presented themselves; these would come and go. Then came the testing time. I seemed to have passed on, and the practitioner came and kept calling to me, telling me I was needed to work for the Cause of Christian Science. I could hear, but I could not answer. I finally was able to begin to talk and eventually gained consciousness. We talked of God's allness and man's oneness, or unity, with God. These spasms repeated themselves over a period of a few weeks. The pain was almost unbearable, but the practitioner was constantly on the job with untiring love and tenderness.

I had a lesson to learn, and that was that I had to stop making something out of error and seeing it as personal. I was helped by these words of Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 71): "Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense."

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