Once on a day off from work I found I couldn't walk on one...

Once on a day off from work I found I couldn't walk on one of my feet or put any weight on it due to pain. Turning to the truth, I began to pray the Lord's Prayer. With these words (Matt. 6:9), "Hallowed be thy name," the question occurred to me, What are some of the qualities of God? The term which stood out then was "infinite." Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 249), "God is the infinite, and infinity never began, will never end, and includes nothing unlike God." The thought that there was nothing outside of God, or unlike God, brought me comfort and a feeling of trust.

The next morning I was still unable to walk on the foot, so I remained in bed and began reading the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. In one citation I read (Science and Health, p. 396): "Keep distinctly in thought that man is the offspring of God, not of man; that man is spiritual, not material; that Soul is Spirit, outside of matter, never in it, never giving the body life and sensation." The ideas in this passage illumined my thought. I felt a release from the foot trouble. After finishing my study of the lesson, I got ready for work and found I was able to walk about normally without any discomfort. My foot was healed and the freedom has been permanent.

Another time a student in a class I was teaching had a habit of distracting others. One day during a disruption, I thought that she should be removed temporarily from the classroom. I sent her to the counselor's office. The counselor soon called to say she was bringing the student down to the room at once for a conference.

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Words of Current Interest
June 19, 1976

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