Some Christian Science healings are quick and some take time

Some Christian Science healings are quick and some take time. I've come to understand that any spiritual healing really reveals the true condition of man as made in God's image. A quick healing is always welcome, sometimes a surprise. The slower healing usually provides greater opportunity to grow in spiritual understanding, as limiting or unworthy habits of thought and action are exposed and corrected.

I'd like to testify to a quick healing, and to another that took approximately ten years.

When I was a teenager, one of my Saturday chores was to scour thoroughly the rim of each coiled heating unit on the electric range. This entailed holding down each burner with one hand, while scouring the metal rim with the other. One morning, unknown to me, the largest unit had been in use and evidently just turned off. It had lost its red glow but was still extremely hot. Without realizing this, I placed my hand firmly on the coil. Blisters immediately formed on my palm.

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August 21, 1995

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