First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College

(Christian Science)

Painful Leg Healed Through Spiritual Insight

After several days of unusually strenuous activities, one of my legs became painful. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 123) refers to the “Ptolemaic blunder”.  

Ptolemy forwarded the theory that the sun revolves around the earth because, to physical sense, the sun rises and sets and the earth appears to stand still. Copernicus came along and, not bowing to the material vision, did scientific calculations and discovered that the earth revolves around the sun.  Just so, Mary Baker Eddy brought us the Science of Mind-healing—that man is tributary to Mind, God, which contradicts the conventional thought that matter is the center and substance of our being.

I realized that I had fallen for the “Ptolemaic blunder”—I was allowing aching matter to be the center of my universe instead of Mind.  God, Mind, is the axis of my day, my activities, my thinking, and my life. My being revolves around Mind. The Bible constantly instructs us to keep God as the center of our lives, as in: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:  for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22)  

“As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind." (Science and Health, p. 119)

“…human belief is a…mortal, finite sense of things, which immortal Spirit silences forever.” (Science and Health, p. 124) Think of it!  Spirit silences human belief forever!  And that is what happened to me.  I was healed.