From Changed Concepts, Better Bodies

One night, when hurriedly putting the car away, I gave the garage door a hard slam. Three of my fingers were caught in the joint of two sections of the door. As I walked into the house cradling my right hand, the fingers were devoid of feeling. I thought of the difficulty of picking up things, of playing my beloved piano, if I didn't have normal sensation in my fingers.

I suddenly realized that infinite, divine Mind is All, and that all true substance, intelligence, and sensation are the manifestation of this Mind and must be spiritual and perfect. The real senses of man, I reasoned, are spiritual and come from the divine Mind. These thoughts followed: "Feeling (which I need) is Mind being expressed. Since it comes from God, or good, feeling can only be constantly good and harmonious—and it is impossible for me to lose the ability to reflect Mind."

All this reasoning took place quickly. It was based on spiritual truths learned early in my study of Christian Science but now beginning to take on deeper meaning. The healing of my badly squashed fingers was rapid.

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Loving Ourselves More
October 5, 1974

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