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My greatest cause for gratitude is...

From the June 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My greatest cause for gratitude is that my parents learned of Christian Science before I was born, thus giving me the privilege of attending the Christian Science Sunday School for the full number of years allowed.

A few years ago I had a very wonderful experience. I was working an electric washing machine, when my hand became caught in the clothes and was drawn through the wringer up to the thumb before it could be released. I am so grateful that my first thought was, "There is no sensation in matter." I was unconscious of having shouted it aloud. Hearing the need for help, my mother came, and we both continued with the laundry work, all the while declaring aloud the omnipotence of good. I literally felt not one instant of pain! With the exception of a very slight discoloration over the back of my hand, there was no sign of what had occurred; in fact, the other members of the household knew nothing of it until days later. I made a point of using the typewriter and playing the piano that day. A month previously, in the course of my work, I had come in touch with one who had had this experience. Her hand had been in splints and plaster of Paris for three months, and it had been six months before she could resume her work of typing.

I should like to express very deep gratitude for the sense of comfort and protection during terrifying destructive weather conditions, and I press forward to the time when I shall not even be disturbed by them, having found "the secret place." To say I am thankful to Mary Baker Eddy for what she has made possible to all those who study her teachings is wholly inadequate.—

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