Found Health, Contentment, and Satisfaction

While I was delivered from numerous diseases, some of which had held me in bondage for a long time, not having seen a well day for six years although all material remedies that were heard of were tried, yet one of the greatest blessings is the deliverance from a feeling of discontent. It was not ingratitude, for I tried very hard to be grateful for all that was done for me, but a longing for something better in life, which I knew certainly must exist somewhere if I could only find it.

From early childhood I searched through books and papers with the hope that I might find some clue to where it was. I saw a lack in humanity that no one I ever met could supply, and truly in my heart there was an aching void the world could never fill. I talked with intelligent people, and asked them many questions, but never found anything satisfying or that would give me contentment. Then I thought to be strictly religious would give me contentment, so I tried that about five years but could never find the religion I wanted.

I talked with many ministers and would especially question them about Jesus' crucifixion. I remember from my earliest readings of the Bible that was the most perplexing to me, how his crucifixion could in any way affect our salvation. I have read and studied that one thing for a week at a time, trying to solve it. Then I would quit thinking about it for a while only to return to the same line of thought very soon. I saw nothing but the material Jesus, whereas I now see that the idea of divine Love must be presented to human understanding which self-righteousness would slay in order to justify itself. But through the demonstration of the eternal Truth that man is deathless, its veil of hypocrisy was rent in twain, thus revealing to deceived humanity the fruitless efforts of trying to reach heaven in a material way.

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Testimony of Healing
Permanently Healed by Christian Science
November 29, 1900

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