Throughout my childhood I was taught by a loving...

Throughout my childhood I was taught by a loving Christian mother to read the Bible, pray, and try "to do as Jesus would." When only ten years old, many points in the orthodox teaching puzzled me, and I began to wonder why prayer was not more frequently answered. Three years later, a terrible affliction came to one dear to me. One day I spent a long time in reading the Bible, then in simple faith I knelt to ask for that dear one's recovery. A dreadful shock followed when no healing came. For days I lived as in a dream. Later, this feeling wore away, but I never again prayed until after coming into Christian Science, when twenty-one. I never lost faith in the existence of a God, but I saw no possibility of our understanding Him, Sometimes I was reckless, other times much depressed, but these conditions seldom showed themselves to those about me. I was thought to be of a happy, light-hearted disposition.

When in a condition that medical skill could not reach. I turned to Christian Science for help. I received what I sought, and far more than I asked for. Soon I found myself praying, and my prayers were being answered. My experience proved beyond a doubt that Christian Science heals disease. I was healed of astigmatism, constipation, female disease, serious internal injuries from accident, tuberculosis of five years' standing, etc., and for this healing I am deeply grateful and long to see others likewise relieved. When it comes to speaking of the spiritual uplift, words fail. I can only say that if we faithfully put into practice what we gain from the study of the Bible and

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