A Lesson from the Life of Stephen

Some weeks ago I had a simple, yet beautiful experience, which was so helpful to me that I gladly share it with the readers of our publications.

Five years ago it was my privilege to begin the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and as I gained some slight comprehension of its teachings, various physical ailments dropped away from me, and I came into a sense of bodily freedom which had never been mine before. There was one exception, however, to this rule. A physical difficulty, which had been my constant companion from childhood, not only did not yield, but seemed to become aggravated, after my acceptance of Christian Science. Whenever it made its appearance, it was accompanied by a sense of depression, which quickly manifested itself in a mournful cast of countenance. This undesirable manifestation held its ground in spite of the repeated rebukes of friends, and my own somewhat halfhearted efforts to remove it.

In this condition of mind and body, I was calling upon some friends, when the conversation turned to the early Christians. The methods of persecution in use during their lifetime were compared with those so much in vogue at the present time, and many points of similarity between our own experiences and the experiences of those who followed Christ in those early days, were mentioned.

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Daily Light
November 21, 1901

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