[Original in German]

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by...

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, we read in the chapter "Prayer" (p. 16): "The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration."

One lovely summer day I rode my bicycle to the house of some relatives, where I was to stay for a few days. I was wearing nylon stockings, and the edge of one shoe rubbed against my skin, causing a small wound below the ankle. Two days later the entire foot was inflamed and looked quite alarming. It was so painful that I could barely stand or walk. My cousin was very concerned about me, and she brought me water and cloths for compresses, which I declined with thanks. I was sure I could trust God for healing of this condition. I knew that inflammation has no reality or power, since man, as God's image and likeness, can express only perfection. Man's life is spiritual, not material; therefore I felt confident I could rely on spiritual means alone for healing.

June 16, 1986

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