Childhood scar healed

At about the age of ten, I slipped while playing on a stack of lumber and badly scraped one shin. The difficulty was treated through prayer in Christian Science, and the wound healed quickly. But a scar formed in such a way that an area of skin about the size of a half dollar adhered tightly to the shinbone.

This scar remained, slightly indented but not very noticeable, for more than forty years. Then, for no apparent reason, the scar tissue gradually turned a dark brown color. This made it obvious through stockings, so I began covering it with cosmetics but paid no other attention to it.

Two years ago the members of our branch Church of Christ, Scientist, undertook a special study of topics that were part of a Healing Goal program of The Mother Church. The program's purpose was: "To strengthen the healing thrust of our movement, thus improving our ability to respond to the needs of mankind by spiritual means." It focused on increased individual growth through greater spirituality and alertness, a clearer understanding of church and its organization, and improved love for mankind.

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June 2, 1980

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