After a bad fall I found that I could not raise my arm

After a bad fall I found that I could not raise my arm. The shoulder felt dislocated, and my arm appeared to be broken.

Mrs. Eddy tells us in Science and Health that the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations by a medical surgeon is sometimes judicious. She follows this dispensation, however, by unequivocally stating (p. 402), "Christian Science is always the most skilful surgeon, but surgery is the branch of its healing which will be last acknowledged."

I knew from past experience that problems of all types can be solved when discordant thinking—fearful, ignorant, or sinful—is replaced with the understanding of God, and man's real relationship to Him. Administering medicine or performing an operation cannot correct one's thinking and reveal the needed understanding. So I reasoned that the surgical correction by medical means was not the way for me to deal with this situation. The wrong thinking needed to be adjusted by Truth, which would in turn change the physical evidence.

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Testimony of Healing
One Sunday after we ate lunch my tummy hurt
February 25, 1980

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