[Translated from the German.]

I have studied Christian Science for several years, and...

I have studied Christian Science for several years, and having been greatly blessed in many ways by it, I gladly relate my experience. I have always meditated much over religious things, have loved God, and in this soil Christian Science was planted. I like to compare my thought when I began to study Christian Science with that of the two disciples on their walk to Emmaus. They loved Jesus, but they were yet blind. The late occurrences had discouraged and misled them, until their eyes were opened and the work of Truth understood. I loved and treasured the religion in which I had been raised, but my faith in God, in Christ and his church, was at times clouded, until Christian Science came and opened my eyes. The disciples recognized their Master in the breaking of bread—the declaration of the truth—thus I found my way in Christian Science. It showed me the teachings of the Old and New Testaments in their true spiritual light; it taught me a love which is so pure that it is redeeming me from hatred, envy, suspicion, trouble, disease, and thoughts of death, because it is constantly leading me to the only source of all good. "Did not our hearts burn within us," when we began to study Christian Science? I have experienced the operation of the truth within me, and in dark hours of doubt and unbelief I prayed, "Abide with me," and Truth did abide.

At first it was very hard for me to understand, and I constantly complained: "Why was not Science and Health written in the German language?" Der Herold had not yet appeared, and so far I had not been able to attend any Christian Science meetings, but I began with the help of a dictionary to translate word by word, and how happy I was after I had picked out a whole sentence. My endeavor was richly rewarded. I now study every day a section of the Lesson-Sermon, and on Sunday the whole Lesson. To these Lessons I owe my progress in Christian Science, and Science and Health is a precious, an indispensable book to me. I no longer complain that our textbook was not written in German, for the Truth in it speaks to me of the one God, in whom we all have our being. O may no German ever shrink from the attempt to study this wondrous book, for he will be rewarded far beyond his expectation. I feel very grateful for Christian Science, and likewise grateful to its Discoverer and Founder, Mrs. Eddy. I have learned to love and revere her in the measure that I approach the truly spiritual mode of thinking which she has revealed, and I shall try to prove my gratitude through faithfulness. My heart goes out to all who have become interested in Christian Science, and I hope we all shall prove faithful.

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