Purifying and uplifting human thought are spiritual stepping-stones...

Purifying and uplifting human thought are spiritual stepping-stones to gaining an understanding of the perfection and intelligence of man, made in God's likeness. This was proved to me very clearly in an experience I had while attending college.

A day or so before finals one year, a friend and I went to play racquetball to take a break from studying. While I was playing, something in my back was strained. But I continued to play. The condition got much worse, to the point where I had to stop playing because breathing was difficult. With some help I made it back to the dormitory. Once there I began to study the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly.

The next day I still wasn't much better, so I asked a friend (a Christian Scientist) for some prayerful help in overcoming this problem. We read together from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. There were two things I felt I needed to deal with. The first and foremost was fear. That dissipated greatly after some careful study of this line from "the scientific statement of being" on page 468 of the textbook: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter." [The following sentence reads: "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all."] Also, immensely helpful was this description of man on page 209 of the same book: "Man, being immortal, has a perfect indestructible life."

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I am told that in the early 1900s my aunt was quickly healed...
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