Colon cancer healed

Three years ago I began to have trouble eating. I could not keep some kinds of food down, especially fried food, and experienced lots of discomfort and pain for a number of days. I began praying about the situation, but when my sister asked me to see a doctor, I thought it wise to do so. I had an X-ray, and the doctor told me that I had colon cancer. When I told him that I had been handling the symptoms through prayer and preferred not to take medicine, he laid out dire predictions about what would happen to me.

I realized the diagnosis was not the real picture and could be recognized and understood to be nothing. As I continued to pray, I came across the story of the eunuch who requested to be baptized by Philip (see Acts 8:26–39). After he baptized him, Philip was “caught away” by the Spirit of the Lord. Just so, my thought would be baptized by the Christ, which Mary Baker Eddy described as “the true idea of God” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 316). As this happened, I knew my understanding would, like the Christian Science Bible Lessons, be “uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses” (Christian Science Quarterly). Each of us is authorized by God to be ourself—to be a healer.

As I prayed, I saw nothing could restrict or hide the marvelous healing work that God does—and that prayer cannot help but have a healing effect on oneself and others. I prayed to know what God wanted me to do, and these words came to mind: “You are a healer by choice and expression, by decision and affection for the healing work. Any belief of victimization and vulnerability is never your consciousness. Not one belief of condemnation has anything to do with you, and you have the marvelous God-given capacity to heal and to move forward.”

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From the Editors
A light in the dark
August 6, 2012

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