I was not alert in denying error when a friend manifested a knee...

I was not alert in denying error when a friend manifested a knee difficulty. It seemed quite real to me, and unwittingly I accepted the lie of pain and disability. Not many days after this I myself was troubled with much pain in my left knee. Then I immediately began to use the truths I have learned in Science.

I reasoned that since God has created everything and all He has created is good no one could possibly experience pain, which is the very opposite of harmony. In Luke we read Christ Jesus words, which I applied as relating to the heavenly Father, God (15:31): "All that I have is thine." I thought, "Since pain is a lie of mortal mind, it is not included in God's allness, and is not a part of what God has given me or anyone else."

My thought also kept turning to Mrs. Eddy's statement in Science and Health (p. 463), "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive."

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

December 23, 1972

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.