One day I put my hand on a hot stove to see if it was all right to...

One day I put my hand on a hot stove to see if it was all right to put some china on it. The hot plate had just been turned off and I burned my hand. So I went upstairs to my books and turned to page 161 in Science and Health, where Mary Baker Eddy says, "You say, 'I have burned my finger.'" She goes on to say that "mortal mind, and not matter, burns it."Editors' Note: The full sentences are (Science and Health, p. 161): "You say, I have burned my finger.' This is an exact statement, more exact than you suppose; for mortal mind, and not matter, burns it."

I read the rest of the page and went down to have some lunch. After lunch I went back to my Bible and Science and Health. I read page 161 again and prayed.

When I went to bed that night, my hand was completely healed. This healing has helped me very much.

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Testimony of Healing
Many times in my life I have gratefully borne witness to the...
September 11, 1978

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