It has been over twelve years since I was healed with the help...

It has been over twelve years since I was healed with the help of a Christian Science practitioner of a physical disorder that I feared at first might incapacitate me. I had pain in the calf of one leg. The discomfort became severe. For relief I kept the leg elevated, and finally it became necessary to maintain a prone position.

When unable to heal myself through prayer, I called a Christian Science practitioner. During his visits to my bedside we talked of spiritual man in God's likeness found in the Bible and elucidated in the writings of Mrs. Eddy. In Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read (p. 465), "Question.—What is God? Answer.—God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." The practitioner and I reasoned that since this is fact and man is the image of God, man's true identity certainly is not an ailing material body—the manifestation of mortal mind. My true identity is the expression of the qualities of Principle, Love, Life, Truth, Mind, God.

And again Mrs. Eddy writes (ibid., pp. 260-261): "If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death; for Truth, we find error; for Spirit, we find its opposite, matter. Now reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionally to their occupancy of your thoughts."

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July 31, 1976

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