About a year ago I felt something hard on the sole of my foot

About a year ago I felt something hard on the sole of my foot. It had been hurting quite a bit for some time, but I had paid no attention to it. I looked at my foot and saw what appeared to be a growth of hard skin. I put some plaster on it, and I did not bother about it until I found that these patches of skin seemed to be appearing in several places on both my feet. I was away at school when this happened, and I wrote to a Christian Science practitioner and asked for help.

At first the hard patches on my feet seemed to grow all the time, and were sometimes very painful. I knew that Christian Science always heals, and together with the practitioner I stayed obediently with the truth that God's individual ideas are pure and unblemished, and that evil could not touch or harm me. I had to miss swimming during the first part of the summer term, though later I was allowed to swim with rubber shoes on. It was nice being able to swim again, but it was a nuisance having to wear shoes.

A lot of prayerful work was being done for me, and I continued to know the truth that '"God created man in his own image" (Gen. 1:27) and that I could keep my thought filled with the truth that as His child I am His likeness only. It was during the holidays that the healing took place. The growths just disappeared, and my feet were whole and normal and completely free of the problem. It is lovely not to suffer and have sore feet, and I am very grateful for Christian Science. I am grateful for the Christian Science Sunday School.

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December 6, 1969

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