Christian Science is a vital part of my life

Christian Science is a vital part of my life. I take special note of a physical healing I had after I was injured playing football a few years ago. My leg was severely wrenched, and although immediate denial of the suggestion that there are accidents in God's kingdom alleviated the pain, I was unable to sit or stand comfortably for some time.

One day, several weeks after the incident, I was sitting in a co-worker's office and noticed his diploma from a professional scientific society. Although I had been in his office almost daily for over five years, I had never read the diploma. The motto of the society drew my attention: "The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions." These words by the English writer John Ruskin stood out to me, and I thought of their correspondence to the Science of Christ. This absolute, healing Science goes beyond material appearances to discern the facts of spiritual existence—God and His immortal creation as the only reality. Demonstration in the form of healing and harmony is a natural result of this process. Christ Jesus was the master demonstrator of this healing method. Nothing else typifies the work of Christian Science more than demonstration; health and regeneration replace the false impressions of disease and sin when the true idea of God and man is cherished.

That evening I turned to the Concordances to Science and Health and the other writings of Mrs. Eddy, and I found a wealth of topical passages concerning "fact" and "demonstration." Of special help was this sentence (Science and Health, p. 428): "A demonstration of the facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material sense into harmony and immortality."

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November 3, 1980

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