In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy states (p. 167), "Only...

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy states (p. 167), "Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized." I would like to relate a healing that was brought about through radical reliance on Truth, and this was evidently an example of mental surgery.

I wakened one morning with a very swollen jaw. I arose and read the Bible Lesson, thinking, as I read, that this discomfort would go away. As the day went on, my jaw became increasingly sore and swollen. I continued studying all day and far into the night. As I got no release and my jaw became rigid, I knew I must call for help, which I waited until morning to do.

By this time it was difficult to speak and make myself understood, but the Christian Science practitioner fully grasped my need for help and took up prayerful work immediately. We continued to work prayerfully together for two days, and on the afternoon of the second day I suddenly became aware that the pain had completely ceased.

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Words of Current Interest
January 2, 1971

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