Five years ago I was a widower with two young children and a...

Five years ago I was a widower with two young children and a business that was experiencing serious reverses; life seemed to have lost all purpose. It was at that time that I met the person who was soon to become my wife and to bring both love and Christian Science into our home.

I would like to relate a sequence of healings and demonstrations that have transformed my life. Although at first Christian Science seemed completely beyond my comprehension, my wife's firm belief led me to "test" Science. Even though I was almost completely ignorant of its Principle, I had an immediate healing of athlete's foot. By recognizing God as omnipresent, infinite and good, I was able to see spiritual perfection as my true state, and the condition that had troubled me continuously for over twenty years was healed.

A short time later I injured my left hand in a fall. My first impulse was to go to the doctor, but again I decided to "test" Christian Science. However, after a month without a healing I gave up and had the hand X-rayed. The physician found a small bone had been fractured, and he said it would not mend unless a cast was used for a month. To my surprise and that of the physician, when the cast was removed, the pain persisted, and another X ray showed the fracture was unhealed. The cast was reapplied, and I was told to return again in one month.

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January 6, 1973

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