The understanding of man's true spiritual nature derived from...

The understanding of man's true spiritual nature derived from God, I compare to a jewel which was embedded in consciousness and uncovered for me in 1964. When both my husband and I were returning home from visiting friends, my attention was drawn to a signpost near the town hall doors. It said: "You are welcome to attend a lecture entitled 'Practical Christianity.'" The words spoken by the Christian Science lecturer made a deep impression on me, as the Science of Christ was recognized as divine reality. These words from the Bible I saw as truth (Gen. 1:27): "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him."

The deep desire to discover more of this Science drew me to the Sunday services, where "the scientific statement of being" was read from the desk (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." From then on I knew God to be substance.

A physical healing, among many others, is vivid in thought. The symptoms of appendicitis with acute pain made me call a Christian Science practitioner for help. Although I do not remember the words spoken over the phone, I do know that within half an hour I was enabled to recollect my thoughts sufficiently to ponder the truth that there is no life in matter, "all is infinite Mind." My prayerful work was to refute this suggestion of pain and discomfort. It took several weeks before I could demonstrate fully the joy of living. Although not appreciated at the time, I am deeply grateful now to be able to testify to the living Truth! Christ Jesus says (John 8:32): "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

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Testimony of Healing
My testimony is really long overdue
January 31, 1976

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