I do not know where I should be to-day, if I had not...

I do not know where I should be to-day, if I had not heard of Christian Science. Those who knew me three years ago and who know me now, do not wonder that I feel thankful to God for leading me to the truth, also grateful to Mrs. Eddy for revealing it to mankind. To the many others, I can only relate the simplest facts of what has been to me a great and lasting blessing. Until I went to a Christian Science practitioner for help, three years ago last April, I had never known what it meant to be really well. All through my early years I was out of school for days and weeks at a time. It was the same during the years at college, and when I first began to teach I was subject to frequent and severe headaches, and finally found myself ill, for the third time, with nervous exhaustion. When the doctors told me to resign my position at once, they said I had inherited marked tendencies toward nervous diseases and would never be able to teach. Not knowing where else to turn, I went to a Christian Science practitioner, and after three weeks' treatment I was in perfect health and able to take off the glasses which I had been wearing for eye trouble.

I am thankful that I now have a religion which meets my need every moment. It has given me a different idea of God and His creation. I am glad that I am able, in a measure at least, to look beyond the plain exterior of those with whom I come in daily contact and am able to see instead God's children, governed by perfect Mind and intelligence. My earnest hope is that the dross may be consumed and that I may become indeed a channel through which divine Love may flow, to teach others the way to the attainment, now and here, of all that is man's by right.—Laura Ethel Smith, Belmont, Mass.

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Testimony of Healing
Four years ago I seemed to be passing through "the...
December 5, 1908

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