As a child, I was told by doctors I would never live a normal...

As a child, I was told by doctors I would never live a normal life because of rheumatic fever. My father, who had had this same condition in his youth, put me under medical care. I can remember spending a summer flat on my back. The following spring the condition reappeared as medically predicted. However, my mother intervened and requested, in place of medical care, treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. I was well in three days. The next year, when the symptoms appeared, I was treated again through prayer and was well within a day. There was no further recurrence. In later years, I have passed stringent medical examinations for life insurance and military officer candidacy. I am very active in strenuous activities.

Two years ago, through radical reliance on Truth, I was healed of the effects of an industrial accident. I was under a customer's car one day, when boiling antifreeze was inadvertently released full force into my face. I quickly corrected any condemnation of this customer's action, feeling total love and no resentment. I knew that if I handled this situation immediately, and expressed complete love right then, I could be free from serious injury. Although my customer received a blister on his hand from releasing the cap on the radiator, my healing was instantaneous and complete.

December 4, 1978

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