Prayer in an accident

One day my sister came to pick me up from the office for lunch. As we walked down the street, I slipped and fell heavily on my back, knocking myself out in the process. I came round unable to move.

My sister was patting my face and trying to prop me up. For me, there was only one option. I needed to pray.

"Say 'the scientific statement of being' with me," I told her. This statement, which appears in Science and Health, says that life is wholly spiritual. It starts, "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter" (p. 468). Therefore, I reasoned, it wasn't a question of getting bits of flesh moving or of making my body go vertical instead of horizontal. I knew, at that moment, that my ability to move didn't come from my body or from willpower, but from recognizing my spiritual identity.

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Testimony of Healing
A lifetime of healing
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