[Original in Dutch]

One evening I was invited to play tennis

One evening I was invited to play tennis. Now, I had played very often before but had had to give up the game on account of a ruined elbow joint. (This trouble had been diagnosed by a well-qualified surgeon a long time before I became interested in Christian Science.)

I could not resist the tennis invitation and I played, but after the game my elbow hurt as it used to in former times. However, since I had become a student of Christian Science and a member of the local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I thought this was my opportunity to prove to myself that Christian Science lives up to its promises.

In Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we are given "the scientific statement of being." It includes these words (p. 468): "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." And on page 591 we find man defined as "the compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind."

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August 15, 1983

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