When one is benefited as much as I have been in the...

When one is benefited as much as I have been in the last year, it is a duty to tell of it so as to pass the good on for others to enjoy. Just one year ago I took my last dose of medicine. Our family physician and the house doctor at one of the largest hospitals in the city of St. Louis, had said that I must undergo a very dangerous operation or I would not live six months. Through a friend, I heard of Christian Science and took treatment of a practitioner, which gave me a good start in health and in the understanding of Christian Science, but as it was very inconvenient to reach her I went to another practitioner down town. I have made rapid improvement through the kindness of both, and think that if I had not been so impatient I should have progressed faster. I had not learned that we must "emerge gently from matter into Spirit" (Science and Health, p. 485), until I began to get discouraged, but by the kindness of others I found out that we must "wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must 'have her perfect work'" (Science and Health, p. 454).

If some are not healed as quickly as others, it is discouraging, but we all must work out our own salvation, and to those just starting in in Christian Science, I would say, "Don't give up the ship." Through Christ, and with our Leader to direct us to him, we shall all be saved both physically and spiritually.

I am the only Christian Scientist here, and our periodicals are of much comfort to me. I look for them longingly whenever they are due.

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About fourteen years ago, my husband and I studied...
October 22, 1904

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