Overcoming Worldliness

When sixteen, I came to New York to start in business, and had not been working long before several experiences brought me to the full realization that I would have to attain more than human goodness or human methods to overcome the worldliness and sensuality which was then in my way. I had known of Christian Science several years previous to my coming to New York, and believed thoroughly in its teachings, but I was evidently blind to the fact that I might use it in overcoming and destroying these worldly ways and be able truly to say, "I have no pleasure in them." I then resolved that there was but one way, and that the way Jesus taught and demonstrated. So, with this thought, I took my stand for Truth and with "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," I have been enabled to follow with a higher understanding the example which was set before us nineteen centuries ago.

It is needless to say that my desire for worldliness has diminished to such an extent that I feel I can honestly state the demonstration is being made daily.

I should like to tell of an experience which I had a few months ago. While riding on an electric car I started to walk down the side of the car, it being an open one. In stepping from my seat I lost my footing as well as my hold on the rail and fell to the ground. The car was going quite fast and I landed heavily on my right hand and shoulder, cutting my hand severely and straining the ligaments of my arm so that it was soon swollen twice the normal size. As soon as I had picked myself up, I realized that there was no accident in Truth, and that God was my protection, therefore I need have no fear. After treating myself that night the pain gradually disappeared. The next morning my arm was perfectly well and within a week every trace of the gash on my hand had disappeared. This is but one of the many things I am most grateful for.

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