Fifty years ago, I became interested in Christian Science, not because I was looking for healing, but because it spoke to me about Truth and Love (God) in ways that I could understand. It spoke to my intelligence and because of this, it reinforced and prepared me to meet everyday life as a worker, wife, mother, and caretaker. The truths of Christian Science, applied, provided a healthy home and world. Both physical and mental healings were worked out without the use of medication for me and for my family.
A recent healing occurred when one morning I could not open my left hand. It was swollen shut and quite painful. Because I am a left-handed person, this was an immediate problem, and I was tempted to be afraid. Because of my study of Christian Science, however, I knew that Mind (God) is in charge of my being and that matter is not. I turned to page 468 of our textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, where Mary Baker Eddy asks “What is the to the scientific statement of being?” She answers,
“There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.”
This statement of truth carried me through the healing, which took about a week. This is just one of many physical healings over many years which I can attribute to the spiritual education of this textbook, Science and Health, by Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science.