When my younger daughter was about two years old, she injured...

When my younger daughter was about two years old, she injured her foot. A Christian Science practitioner agreed to pray for us, but because a family member was quite concerned, I took the youngster to have her foot X-rayed. All the while I pondered this statement from the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 496): "Hold perpetually this thought,—that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being." The X-ray showed that the foot had been broken but had begun to mend.

The practitioner continued to pray for my daughter until a complete healing took place. It was a beautiful evidence of "the operation of divine Principle." Mrs. Eddy says (ibid., p. xi): "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation."

August 4, 1980
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