Emma Thompson is one of my heroes. She was an incredibly successful Christian Science healer in the early days of the Christian Science movement. She was taught by Mary Baker Eddy, and set up a flourishing practice in Minneapolis.
There is a short biography of her impressive work in the book, “Paths of Pioneer Christian Scientists,” published by the Longyear Museum.
One time Mrs. Thompson wrote Mrs. Eddy for guidance with a tough situation she faced with a patient.
Emma had healed her patient of a knee fracture along with crippling pain, chronic bronchitis, liver and stomach trouble, and nervous headache. Her patient, Mrs. Getz, took up the study of Christian Science, but unfortunately, later suffered from a mental breakdown. Getz’s family committed her to a mental institution and blamed her suffering on her study of Christian Science. Mrs. Thompson tried to visit her patient at the asylum but was turned away. She wrote Mrs. Eddy for help, and Eddy replied,
“The woman was not hurt reading truth—if error says that, it lies, and you know it, and you must establish the truth in your own and your patient’s mind. You know there is but one Mind and there is no other to be deranged. There is no deranged mind—know this and make it appear. (Paths of Pioneer Christian Scientists, p. 12).
“…know this and make it appear.” Wow. Those are powerful words, like a general commanding her troops and expecting immediate action. As soon as Thompson received Eddy’s letter, Mrs. Getz was healed and released. She evidently “knew it and made it appear.”
Are you ready to know the truth and “make it appear?” Sure, you can! Christian Science gives you the tools you need to follow through and demonstrate the reality of Truth and the unreality of any opposition to Truth.