For the spiritual uplift that I have received through the...

For the spiritual uplift that I have received through the reading of Christian Science literature, especially that grand book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by our beloved Leader, and by contact in the daily walks of life with Christian Scientists, I find myself each day more grateful than adjectives would enable me to state. Although for twenty years an omnivorous reader, and for sixteen years engaged in literary work,—much that came from my pen, verse especially, displaying, in the opinions of critics and friends, deep religious feeling,—I am free to confess that I was as one who walked in darkness, in the understanding of the Scriptures, until the light of Truth reached me, but a few months ago, from the watch-towers of Christian Science teaching. But once have I had to call upon divine Love for physical healing, and while the practitioner by declaring the truth for me rendered me deeply indebted to Christian Science for an almost instantaneous cessation of a seemingly unendurable pain, I have felt, now feel, and shall ever continue to feel more of thankfulness for having had my sense of discordancy attuned, and for having been brought so fully into harmony with divine Love that eagerly and gladly I made the pledge with myself to "watch, and pray for that Mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" (Science and Health, p. 497).

At present engaged in active newspaper work, as city editor of a daily paper, I parry the petty annoyances, worries, and cares that are believed to be incident to this field of labor with the sixteen beautiful verses of the 91st Psalm, glorious with promises which were never plain to me until Christian Science gave me understanding. At one time a member of a "Don't Worry Club," I strove with all the power of will and mortal mind to keep cool, placid, equable of temperament in the emergencies that my journalistic work compelled me to face; but mortal mind and will-power were, as they ever must be, ineffectual, and — I continued to worry ! Since coming into Christian Science my friends have remarked how smoothly everything seems to go with me, how destitute of fear I have grown and how opulent of faith, hope, and charity. Cheerfulness has taken the place of gloom and depression. I am an optimist who once was a pessimist. I think better, live better, and my friends say I write better, since I have come into more perfect harmony with divine Mind. And thus, for daily strength and hourly faith, for broader knowledge and the opening unto me of what I feel is, and must continue to be, greater fields of usefulness, — all these blessings coming to me through Christian Science, — I speak my thankfulness from a full heart. —

Roy Farrell Greene, Arkansas City, Kan.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science first appealed to me I seemed to...
October 24, 1908

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