Eighteen months ago I think it would have been hard to...

Eighteen months ago I think it would have been hard to find one more unhappy and sin-burdened than myself. One never-to-be-forgotten Sunday, when laboring under the sense of what seemed to me a frightful injustice, and its attendant ills, I was asked to go and visit a Christian Science practitioner. I did so, not realizing why, but since that day I have to acknowledge it was God leading me, for in that quiet room I found what I required. That same night I attended the church service, and afterwards took treatment, and since that time my study of Science and Health has been constant.

What have been the results? Within two weeks I was healed of astigmatism, which had been pronounced one of the worst cases a doctor had seen; indigestion and its usual accompaniments absolutely gone. The desire for tobacco, to which I was a slave, and from which I had for long years tried to break away, simply left me without any effort on my part; and this is not all, for the moral cleansing puts the physical into the shade. I have been relived from a sense of hatred for one whom I had for years looked upon as my arch-enemy, and I have been shown most clearly that the only real enemy I ever had was myself. I had a temper so fiendish that when I gave way to it I had no control of myself, and I am satisfied that it is only by God's mercy that I was prevented from coming to harm as a consequence of it. From other sinful desires, which I cannot state here. I have also been delivered, and I know that none of these can have any further power over me, and this because of the understanding of Truth which Christian Science has brought to me.

Can I ever be grateful enough to God, and to her who has been the means of bringing to light this teaching; who through weal and woe has stood so bravely, never flinching. Gratitude to her can only be expressed by striving to follow in her footsteps, thus proving ourselves to be Christian soldiers in deed and in truth.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science does heal the sick and reform the sinner
June 2, 1906

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