When first I opened a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...

When first I opened a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy at page 468 and read "the scientific statement of being," I accepted completely the concept of a wholly spiritual man and, therefore, the impossibility of anything unlike good.

Part of this statement reads: "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All–in–all"; and again, "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." I saw that since God, Spirit, is All–in–all, He knows nothing unlike Himself and therefore could never have sent the injuries, pain, and sickness that I had had for over seven years after my experience in an overturned ambulance. Reading through the night, I knew I had found the truth that sets men free and a real reason for existing.

I was instantaneously healed of a useless arm, which medical opinion had pronounced incurable. I was regenerated to a normal, healthy condition after a severe course of treatment had reduced me to a very low state and my life had been given up by the doctors. Instead of darkness and hopelessness, despair and frustration, this ray of light awakened me to infinite possibilities.

October 24, 1970

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