In sincere gratitude for Christian Science, which has...

In sincere gratitude for Christian Science, which has proven so beneficial in healing all the ailments that have been presented for adjustment, both in my wife and myself, I send this grateful acknowledgment. Mrs. Eddy has given to the world a method by which it can reclaim the gift that was so bountifully bestowed upon those present in the age when the Master taught the doctrine of true Christianity,—a truth that was to remain forever, to bless all succeeding generations. Words seem inadequate to express fully my gratitude for the healing that has been brought to myself and wife, and for the spiritual uplifting which has come to both of us,—that of constant ascendency, every hour raising us higher in thought and realization of God's spiritual creation. Through Christian Science we are reaching an altitude of thought which gives us the true understanding of Life, Truth, and Love, thereby lifting the curtain of perplexity and doubt and allowing us to peep into the vestibule of man's divine heritage, "dominion," with an occasional glimpse at the beauties of its promised realization.

Through Christian Science my freedom from bondage to the following ailments has been gained, and I have been perfectly healed of the tobacco habit of forty years' duration, the wearing of glasses for about eighteen years, rheumatic trouble, etc. My wife was healed of a malady which had baffled the skill of physicians, and each day she seemed to be growing worse under their treatment, with no encouragement for any result other than a gradual disruption of her physical health. Not until Christian Science was brought to her aid was she released from bondage, and only a very few treatments were required to restore her to a normal condition, this truth effecting her complete recovery.

With the understanding that there is but one Mind, and that this Mind produces only what is good, we learn the falsity of mortal belief, and this establishes confidence and banishes fear. We then naturally cling to the divine laws which reveal to us God as the only creator,—omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent,—our only refuge; and realize that the Christ-idea is the only way to peace and harmony, and a release from all mortal limitations. We are therefore grateful in the highest sense for the understanding of Christian Science, which enables us to meet temptations with the spirit of Truth, which quickly dissipates their seeming force and proves the unreality of all evil. Our greatest desire is that we may each day add to our usefulness in the field of Christian Science, devoting ourselves strictly to its teachings, that our lives may attest our sincerity.

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October 31, 1908

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