In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us that "only through...

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us that "only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized" (p. 167). I would like to testify to the proof I have had that radical reliance on Truth heals.

Last winter I was healed of deafness, and was able to take off a hearing aid I had found necessary to wear in order to hold my secretarial position. I hadn't been able to hear voices or noises of any kind, and at the office I couldn't hear my telephone and buzzer, which were set up especially loud by the telephone company. It was suggested several times that I should have a medical examination. This I refused, but I did recognize that in all fairness to my employers I must do something, and a hearing aid seemed the answer. When I purchased it, I was told that 75 percent of my hearing was lost and I would eventually lose the remaining 25 percent. I couldn't accept this, and I didn't repeat the prediction to anyone.

I was very grateful for the good prayerful treatment I received from Christian Science practitioners, but I felt I needed to continue the work for myself. I really prayed to gain a clearer understanding of my spiritual identity as an idea of God. I knew that all things are possible with God and I could expect to have complete healing. Christ Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). Mrs. Eddy's definition of "ears" is (Science and Health, p. 585): "Not organs of the so-called corporeal senses, but spiritual understanding. "Jesus said, referring to spiritual perception, 'Having ears, hear ye not?' (Mark viii. 18.)" I realized that if I actually knew and spiritually understood the truth, the truth would make me free.

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Words of Current Interest
October 5, 1974

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