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Injured arm healed

From the August 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day this past winter, as I was about to go to work, I slipped and fell backward on the icy driveway, my elbow hitting the ground first. I heard a loud cracking sound and felt a sharp pain, and it appeared that something was broken.

I was able to raise myself up, but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to manage to get to work. I was tempted to call my business partner and let him know that I wouldn’t be able to make it, but I knew he needed me to finish an important task that could not be postponed. I called a Christian Science practitioner and explained the situation, and he told me that as a spiritual idea of God, I can be impacted only by divine Love. He said he would pray for me.

At that time the following familiar passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy came to my thought: “When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, ‘I am hurt!’ Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.

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