How happy I am to share a recent healing with you!

How happy I am to share a recent healing with you! About two years ago I discovered a lump on my head. It wasn't too big and didn't show. I didn't do much about it; it didn't go away. As time went on, however, I became more and more conscious of it, as it had gotten larger. Also, I was having a persistent headache. I realized something must be done, and I was resolved to do it entirely with God's help through Christian Science.

It was obvious that the first thing to tackle was fear. I took out my Concordances to the Bible and to the works of Mrs. Eddy and did some research on the subject of overcoming fear. The many inspired ideas I found included Mrs. Eddy's statement in Science and Health (p. 66), "Trials are proofs of God's care." I had always wondered at that, thinking to myself, "Who needs trials anyway!" Evidently I did. And in pondering that statement in conjunction with another passage in the same book, I felt assured that God had given me the ability to conquer sickness. I felt confident that I had all I needed. This was an opportunity to prove what I read (ibid., p. 393): "Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action."

The headache disappeared immediately, but the lump lingered. "See here," I said to myself, "are you going to settle for less than a complete healing? What more should you be doing?" My further communing with my Father-Mother God led me to a Christian Science leaflet that shows the importance of daily prayerful treatment for oneself. As I pondered its contents I realized that I was falling short in that demand to pray daily and conscientiously for myself, and I decided it was time for reform. Soon after, I had a particularly satisfying prayerful time during which I became more than ever aware of my unity with God as a spiritual idea.

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October 30, 1978

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