I would like to share a healing I had of a broken heart

I would like to share a healing I had of a broken heart. Some years ago, while I was passing through a series of trials, someone I deeply cared for treated me unjustly by using and slandering me. When I confronted the individual, there was no response to my remarks. I found myself mentally numb to this hardened behavior. Seeking healing, I deepened my study of Christian Science. Dedicated prayer helped me to perceive the wrongful elements in this situation—the strong self-will on another's part, and the self-pity I had been indulging in. Gradually my outlook improved.

A passage that was especially helpful to me at this time was this one in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy: "Human affection is not poured forth vainly, even though it meet no return. Love enriches the nature, enlarging, purifying, and elevating it. The wintry blasts of earth may uproot the flowers of affection, and scatter them to the winds; but this severance of fleshly ties serves to unite thought more closely to God, for Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven." I knew from reading of Mrs. Eddy's life experience that she had demonstrated the truth of these words, and endeavored to put them into practice in my own life.

As the numbness faded, I noticed that hatred was creeping into my thoughts. I pondered more deeply this passage from "A Rule for Motives and Acts" in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy: "Neither animosity nor mere personal attachment should impel the motives or acts of the members of The Mother Church. In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love, in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness, charitableness, and forgiveness."

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Testimony of Healing
I became a Christian Scientist many years ago after I had...
July 15, 1991

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