At the close of the week, while reflecting upon my...

At the close of the week, while reflecting upon my thought in regard to my immediate surroundings and its effect upon myself and others, I feel more humbly grateful for Christian Science than ever, and am filled with a desire to relate my recent experience. I seemed to have been misled by my own thoughts to such an extent that days passed by with but little attention paid to my spiritual welfare, and when thought is allowed to drift unguided how soon evil asserts itself! Sometimes it takes days, and in the mean time much suffering, before harmony is reestablished. Such was my experience the past week. Material work was vigrously attended to, and things seemed to go smoothly until one day harsh criticisms were bestowed upon my best efforts. In a napping moment I felt justified in giving way to resentment, but what availeth that? I soon found that my own thoughts were at fault, and tired of error I earnestly and lovingly turned to God, for every day seemed cloudy,—not a smile, nor even cheerful words, and existence seemed to me a veritable hell. My thought then turned toward self-examination; if I had been wronged I must seek a more divine remedy than resentment, for surely I was very unhappy without the reflections of divine Love around me.

While thinking thus, a message from God through the "still, small voice" came to me: Read Science and Health, study the Lesson-Sermon, read the Sentinel. I quickly study the Lesson-Sermon, read the Sentinel. I quickly decided to obey this voice within and felt immediate relief. With the first article which I read, I felt cured of my resentment; the burden was indeed lifted, and I felt such unspeakable love for all mankind. How glad Truth made me for every tear; how I could "rejoice in tribulation," with the truth as taught in Christian Science to overcome it. I began to comprehend that in all critieism there is something to learn; something for me to do, some example to set, and that it is my duty to be ever on the alert to overcome all evil with love, to declare the absolute supremacy of God, good, for Truth is the only power filling all space. With such exalted thoghts in my consciousness surely I cannot be unhappy.

How can I ever be grateful enough to Mrs. Eddy for her faithful ministry to all mankind! I used to be the most despondent person in the world, for I was getting more and more sensitive when Christian Science found me, I learned and am still learning, to disbelieve in the power of evil. Every trial, and every victory of our faith in good lessens our fear of evil, until it disappears entirely. I am deeply grateful for the little knowledge I have of Christian Science. Rose Schiller. Clinton. N. Y.

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Testimony of Healing
I have often thought it my duty to give my testimony,...
December 14, 1907

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