Right reasoning brings results

One evening last spring, as I was getting ready to serve dinner, a sharp knife I’d been using fell from the counter and its point fell into the base of my big toe. I immediately declared mentally that I was not hurt and turned my thought to understanding “the reason why,” which Mary Baker Eddy counsels us to do on page 397 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I finished putting dinner onto the plates, holding steadfastly to God, Truth, then moved to a chair and asked for help in bringing supplies to clean and cover my foot.

The angel messages that came to me assured me that I wasn’t a mortal at all, subject or not subject to physical activity that appeared to be going on around me. I was entirely spiritual, the image of Spirit itself. I was perfect forever, and my perfection as God’s image and likeness couldn’t possibly ebb and flow and wasn’t dependent on material conditions.

The pain stopped immediately—as long as I didn’t try to walk. Then, as I continued to pray, I found that I could walk comfortably as long as I didn’t have to put on shoes. The next day was a Wednesday, and that evening I was able to attend my branch church’s evening testimony meeting, for which I was very grateful. I was concerned, however, that it still felt uncomfortable to wear shoes, and I was scheduled to go out of town on Saturday to attend an event that required many hours of walking. Although I enjoy going barefoot, shoes were not optional for this event.

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Testimony of Healing
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