Injury and infection healed

I was splitting some logs for my fireplace one January when a metal particle from the wedge I was using broke and penetrated my thigh. The bleeding was profuse. Returning to the house, I asked my wife to call a Christian Science practitioner, since I was becoming faint and felt in need of instant help to stop the bleeding. However, she was unable to reach the practitioner I had requested. At that point, I decided that as a class-taught student of this Science, I was equipped to handle this case myself.

My next act was to turn completely to God for enlightenment. Immediately, portions of Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question "What is man?" came to mind (Science and Health, p. 475): "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. ... Man is spiritual and perfect." I knew these were factual statements about man, because I had seen proof of them many times before. I also knew that "perfect" means just that, and that true perfection is not subject to change. Shortly, the bleeding stopped.

January 21, 1980

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