I am a living witness to the fact that, yes, Christian Science...

I am a living witness to the fact that, yes, Christian Science can set and can heal broken bones without the help of a surgeon! This is my answer to one of the questions most frequently asked about our religion, "How does Christian Science handle broken bones?"

Here is my story! Last year, the day before I was due to leave for the West Coast to see my son graduate, I slipped and fell on our basement floor, breaking bones in my elbow and my shoulder. The breaks were obvious. I immediately got up, declaring truths that I knew and called a Christian Science practitioner. He lovingly reminded me of what Mrs. Eddy says about broken bones (Science and Health, pp. 401-402): "Until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon, while the mental healer confines himself chiefly to mental reconstruction and to the prevention of inflammation. Christian Science is always the most skilful surgeon, but surgery is the branch of its healing which will be last acknowledged."

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