One summer while preparing the evening meal, I had a deep-well...

One summer while preparing the evening meal, I had a deep-well fryer filled to capacity with cooking fat and heated to frying temperature for meat. In my rush I bumped the fryer, turning the contents over on my body from shoulder to foot and over one arm. Then, in what seemed to be a moment of overwhelming fear, I could only think, "There is only God present here." I fairly shouted "the scientific statement of being" given in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, which reads in part (p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all."

Upon opening Science and Health at random, my eyes fell upon the statement (p. 412): "The power of Christian Science and divine Love is omnipotent. It is indeed adequate to unclasp the hold and to destroy disease, sin, and death." Immediately I relaxed. My hands, which had been clenched through pain, began opening, and there was no more pain.

That evening, because I was then serving as First Reader in a branch church, I prepared the reading for the coming Wednesday evening testimony meeting. The next day I was at work as bookkeeper. I read the following Wednesday evening, and was never absent from the desk or missed a day at work. The third day I wrote a Christian Science practitioner regarding this and asked for help to dispel any fear of the so-called aftereffects of a burn of this sort. The healing was soon complete.

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December 13, 1969

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