For a number of months I had been suffering from a stomach...

For a number of months I had been suffering from a stomach disorder. The Bible tells us (Matt. 6:25, 33): "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? ... But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." I did prayerful work and had prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner. I acknowledged that my digestion, assimilation, and elimination are all governed by divine Mind. I had relief, but not a complete healing.

When I reached the chapter "Fruitage" in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, I became aware of the number of healings of stomach disorder that testifiers had received by just reading Science and Health. In a healing entitled "Catarrh of the Stomach Healed" (pp. 679-681), the testifier brought out that when he read these words of Mrs. Eddy's, "neither food nor the stomach, without the consent of mortal mind, can make one suffer," he was able to eat normally, and was healed.* I turned to the passage that healed him and began to ponder it. I reasoned that since there is only one Mind, God, and I am God's perfect spiritual idea, I cannot be manipulated by mortal mind. Mrs. Eddy states (ibid., p. 151), "Every function of the real man is governed by the divine Mind."

Letters to the Press
March 27, 1978

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