June 2012

…about the testimonies we sent out to you for an assignment last year.  In fact, I keep going back to them for different reasons.  I’ve referred to them a number of times, in connection with my own Christian Science practice.  Sometimes I’ve mentioned one of the testimonies to someone who had a similar need or just by way of encouragement.  Recently I was struck by how a simple sentence in a testimony takes on incredibly powerful meaning, when you know the healing the testifier was telling about.  For example:

(1) There was this sentence: “No matter how impossible any healing may seem to human standards, divine Truth is constantly in operation.”  It could seem a slightly conventional sounding kind of sentence.

So what was the person healed of???  Well, she was healed of a cleft palate after many years.

(2) Here’s another: “Truth again proved itself victorious.”   Nice sentence.  Maybe she was healed of tendency to have colds.  No!  She was healed of gallstones when the doctor said she could not live through the night.  But why did she say again proved itself victorious?  Because she had been healed of blindness and albinism earlier.

(3) “The practitioner worked faithfully trying to make me understand the unreality of my belief.”  What was the belief?  Well, it was doctor-diagnosed cancer of the throat.

 (4) “To my joy I was healed in one treatment.  Is not this beautiful?”  What she was healed of in one treatment was a malignant growth, when the doctor had said there was no hope for her.

- Skip