It would be impossible for me to express in words all...

It would be impossible for me to express in words all that the study of Christian Science has been to me, not so much in a physical as in a mental way, for when it came to me it was truly a case where "man's extremity is God's opportunity." I was taking care of a sister who had been hovering between life and death for two months, and the strain was more than I could bear. I would occasionally break down in hysterical spells of crying, and it seemed as though I could not stop. Had it not been for my sister's two children, of whom I had the sole care, I do not know what I might have done. There were times when it seemed I must run away from it all; that I could stand it no longer. Just then Science and Health was given to me, and I made up my mind that I would read it with an unprejudiced thought, and if there were anything in it that would help me in my extremity, I would find it. From the time I read the first few pages it seemed to come to me that this was just what I had been looking for all my life, and I never questioned its being the truth, although I could scarcely understand a word of it. I had such a peaceful, uplifted feeling, my troubles seemed to vanish into their native nothingness, and I had a sense that I was free.

My brother-in-law being in the drug business we were well supplied with drugs, and I had my room filled with them. I immediately gathered them all together and took them out to a room where my sister kept hers, and said to myself. I shall never need one of these again. That was a little over two years ago, and, while I have had many trials to meet in a physical way, I have never been tempted to return to the use of drugs. I had not had much faith in them for several years, but in my extremity, not knowing where else to look for relief, I still clung to them. I can scarcely remember the time when some member of our family was not under the care of a physician, and we have paid out hundreds of dollars for medicine.

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