Hope and healing in my life

About nine years ago my mother passed on. We had been quite close. We regularly went out together to movies, to restaurants, and—most important to me—to church. Having Christian Science in common was always special, and it proved to be a support to me when she passed. 

In spite of loving my mother very much and having enjoyed all the time we spent together, I didn’t experience any heavy grief when she passed. Almost immediately my response was to affirm that her true life was in God and was going on uninterrupted. It was a natural feeling of reassurance based on all I’d learned about God being Life. Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Life is the everlasting I am , the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase” (p. 290). I felt that my mother knew her life was eternal, and I was confident that she was safe. I’d understood the truths of Christian Science more than I’d realized. 

Last year, I was walking across a parking lot toward the Christian Science nursing facility where I work, when I suddenly tripped and fell hard, hitting my face on the asphalt. As I stood up, I realized I was bleeding. Some men who were working in the parking lot saw me fall and were alarmed, but I assured them I was all right. I went inside and washed up. My nose, in particular, was badly wounded. In spite of appearances, I refuted the thought that this was a big, serious thing. I was alert to calm the fear that came after the workers reacted to my fall. In retrospect, I think I was being alert to not be “influenced erroneously” (Mary Baker Eddy, Manual of The Mother Church, p. 40).

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Testimony of Healing
Freedom after a fall
October 22, 2018

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