Ever since I was small, I remember having bouts with sore throat

Ever since I was small, I remember having bouts with sore throat. They never lasted very long or annoyed me too much, so I tolerated the condition. However, when I started to teach school, a situation arose that showed the need for specific prayerful work to heal this tendency.

One of the parents was very disturbed because I had recommended that her daughter be placed in a speech class. The mother came to school and made accusations both to me and the principal. I was quite upset because I didn't know what to do to handle the situation. Again I found myself experiencing sore throat. That evening I went to the Wednesday evening testimony meeting at our branch church. One woman testified to the healing of a situation in which condemnation was expressed by one person to another. I can't recall what she said, but I saw that this was the pose mortal mind was using to fool me. With a flash of inspiration I realized that this mother was condemning me for something I hadn't done. I wasn't guilty of malice or hate, as she supposed, but my motive was one of love, and I was within my jurisdiction as a teacher. There simply was nothing to condemn. I left that meeting healed of sore throat, and later the mother called and apologized.

March 10, 1973

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