"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search...

"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." This passage of Scripture had always meant a great deal to me. I tried faithfully to fulfil its requirements according to my best understanding, and I devoted myself to church and Sunday School work, kept the Lenten season strictly, and lived up to all my duties as a church member. I thought this the only way, yet I was not satisfied. I was not searching for a God who healed the sick as well as the sinner; my church did not teach this.

During four years of invalidism, "afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted," losing all faith in materia medica, the burden of my cry was, "Is there no balm in Gilead?" In the latter part of the year 1886, I first heard of Christian Science, but my thought of it was that it healed the sick without drugs through some mysterious agency. In reading the literature, however, I found it was practical Christianity, the theology Jesus taught. The Bible became a new book to me, and through this light I gained a glimpse of the true meaning of this text; I learned that it required the destruction of error, selfishness, pride, envy, and hate: this was the purifying process, and without this He could not be found.

Testimony of Healing
At the time when Christian Science was brought to my...
November 11, 1905

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