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Christian Science is the most precious gift I have ever received...
Christian Science is the most precious gift I have ever received and I thank God that my mother raised me in it.
Some years ago I fell and hurt my foot. A neighbor was visiting at the time but did not see me fall so I said nothing as I did not want her to worry. All seemed well till I got off the foot right after dinner. At that time it hurt so much I felt I should get help from a Christian Science practitioner. The woman I called agreed to pray for me and referred me to a passage on page 424 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. A sentence of it reads: "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." I went over this truth in my mind for some time, then fell asleep. I woke later because of a loud snap in my foot. I expressed gratitude to God for this sign of healing. Though it was painful to put weight on the foot I held to the quotation above and continued my gratitude to God. By morning all pain had left, and I was able to put on dress shoes and go out for dinner and dancing that evening.
Despite these evidences of progress, however, there was a lump on the side of the foot that would not go away. One day I read something in an issue of the Sentinel that made me realize I needed to heal a form of pride in my thinking. I started to laugh because, of course, that was it! I was so proud of myself because I had not tried to get sympathy by telling people what had happened. It was right not to appeal to others' sympathies, but the pride I took in not telling others was wrong. The mesmerism was broken. Out went the false pride, and soon followed healing of the lump.
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Do you feel isolated?
Gladys C. Girard
Lessons from teaching Sunday School
Janet Sue Helmer
There are no small testimonies
Let us move peacefully
Maridel E. Green
Don't be afraid—only love
Roy K. Bottorff
Wake up—we need you now
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
A Thursday morning conversation and inklings of spirituality
Michael D. Rissler
Faith Holly Hall
Christian Science has given my life a spiritual foundation
Kali Ann Kiefer
There have been a number of physical healings in my life
Kathleen S. Jones
My name is Barry and I am eleven
Barry D. Trevor-Roberts with contributions from Sandra Trevor-Roberts
When I was an infant of six months I became very ill
Ruth B. Howlett