Since my testimony appeared in the Sentinel about twenty years...

Since my testimony appeared in the Sentinel about twenty years ago, I have had further proofs of God's healing care. A growth on my head was healed, but later another growth appeared. Although it was painless, it was very obvious, and my hair failed to cover it. I asked a Christian Science practitioner for help. She explained that this false sense of substance was not of God's, Spirit's, creating; therefore it was unreal and had never touched my true being. After a few weeks of the practitioner's prayer, the growth opened and drained, and my healing was complete.

More recently, I suffered almost unbearable pain for several days. I couldn't sleep and found myself getting up early each morning to pace the room. I endeavored to know that I was really the perfect image of God, His spiritual idea. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 463), "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive." This pain was certainly offensive, and it became difficult to think.

One morning about five o'clock, I rang the practitioner mentioned previously. She gave me various passages to study, including Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question "What is man?" (ibid., pp. 475477). When relief did not come, those closest to me were very concerned. One insisted on calling a doctor (something I had not done for over thirty years) . When he arrived, I immediately explained that I was a Christian Scientist and would not accept medical treatment. After briefly examining me, the doctor said he suspected a stone in the kidney and would set up an appointment for an X-ray.

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April 14, 1980

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