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Severe burn quickly healed
Original in Spanish
I had only two days before I was to leave for Venezuela on a visit to my daughter, and there were many things to do before I left. Among them, I had to leave my apartment ready to be rented during the summer.
To speed up the defrosting of the freezer, I decided to use a steam machine. As I worked, I leaned on it heavily to melt the ice. A tube disconnected right where I was holding the machine, and a jet of pressurized steam, at a temperature of 248°F, hit the palm of my hand squarely. The impact was extremely painful.
I went to my room to pray. From studying Christian Science, I had learned that God's creation is perfect and that it remains unaltered under His tender care. As part of this creation, I knew God hadn't planned for something bad to happen to me. I turned with all my heart to God and started to think about "the scientific statement of being," found on page 468 of Science and Health. As I thought about the spiritual facts in this statement, I began to calm down. I made an effort to understand the deeper meaning of its words, which say in part: "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." The statement concludes, "Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual." I identified myself with this purely spiritual "man."
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