When I was a baby, my mother was healed of a physical problem...

When I was a baby, my mother was healed of a physical problem through Christian Science treatment; so I have had the privilege of this precious truth for many years.

A number of years ago a very unpleasant condition manifested itself on the palm of one of my hands. Before I realized it, this eruption had spread to both hands and was most painful. It became almost impossible for me to put my hands in water. The condition did not seem to yield to Christian Science treatment, and finally my husband, who is not a Christian Scientist, insisted that I have the condition diagnosed. Wisdom bade me comply with his wishes to ease his worry and fear. Before going to the dermatologist, I realized that nothing could be found in man except perfection, and this assurance remained with me. After examination the doctor admitted that he had no idea what the condition might be and suggested that it might be an allergy of some kind and that it would disappear when I went away for the summer. This did not prove to be the case. In fact, the picture worsened, and the autumn found me quite miserable.

A few days after my arrival home, I received a phone call from my brother in another city giving me most distressing and unhappy news about a member of our family. To add to the distress, he suggested that I express gratitude to another member whom he said had done a great deal to help this dear one. Resentment in my thinking needed to be destroyed because I felt that the gratitude was not warranted. I prayed several days and nights over this problem as we are shown how to do in Christian Science. Finally I knew that with love I could do anything that God wanted me to do, that He would certainly order my steps, and that all gratitude and praise are directed to God.

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March 30, 1968

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