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Testimonies of Healing

Growth of lump arrested

From the May 2002 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Some years ago, while showering one morning, I found a tender spot under my arm. A few days later I found a lump there. I immediately started to pray in order to stop fear from creeping into my thought. I refused to acknowledge that the lump had any power or intelligence to harm me—since I knew that because God hadn't made it, it didn't have any of its own.

A day or so after I began praying, I thought of the phrase "citizen's arrest" that I'd heard in one of my favorite episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, and I started to laugh. In one particular scene, Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife, having just cited Gomer Pyle for an illegal U-turn, makes a U-turn himself while on duty. Gomer sees him and comes running across the street, hollering "Citizen's arrest! Citizen's arrest!" Of course, Barney is furious.

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