I have been a student of Christian Science for fifty years

I have been a student of Christian Science for fifty years.

An outstanding healing I had was of a broken wrist. The only reason I had it certified as a fracture was because of the insistence of my employer. The wrist was not put in a cast because, according to the doctor, a cast would be ineffectual. Two weeks had elapsed since the break. A dire result was predicted, which I did not accept but quietly denied. I was delighted with the doctor's decision not to put a cast on the wrist. I was having prayerful treatment by a Christian Science practitioner. In two and a half weeks I was back at my desk, using the typewriter as before, without any inconvenience whatsoever and without any bad effects from the incident. In fact, I had no difficulty performing my household duties during the healing process.

At another time I had a painful condition in one of my eyes and had to be excused from my work at the office. As reading was difficult, I worked with "the scientific statement of being," asking God to reveal more of its meaning each time I repeated the statement. The concluding words are (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 468): "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual."

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October 9, 1978

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