I am truly grateful for what I have found in Christian Science

I am truly grateful for what I have found in Christian Science. I was healed of acute lung trouble by patient and loving work in Christian Science, which brought about more harmonious conditions in my family—of much greater value than any physical healing. It took me some time to appreciate this rightly, and only through working to bring such conditions to others was I able to see how much love, patience, and wisdom are required in Christian Science healing. I saw then how much love Jesus had, and how patiently he waited till others were ready; how much love and patient waiting Mrs. Eddy has had to experience, till mankind should turn to Truth and Love. I also saw how much our literature is doing in constantly directing thought to Truth, keeping guard so that error can find no lodging-place in it. Through a recent experience I gained a clearer understanding of what man is. A hatchet fell on my head from the top of a step-ladder, making a wound. At first I was greatly alarmed, then I remembered Mrs. Eddy's words in Science and Health (p. 475), "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements." I then saw that the true man is a mental image of divine Mind, and that to reflect God he could not manifest mortal mind with its accidents, injuries, etc., so I needed to blot out the wrong picture from my consciousness by bringing in the true image, which is not reflected through matter. In about twenty minutes I went back to the work I had been doing, rejoicing in an uplifted sense, having gotten rid of much material belief. I felt no fear, and the error faded into its native nothingness.

No one who knows what Christian Science is, could be other than grateful to Mrs. Eddy; she has enabled me to "drop my burden at His feet and bear a song away," and I thank her. My greatest desire is to give this truth to others, that they, too, may learn the allness of God and the nothingness of error, and that I may heal the sick, even as I have been healed.

Mrs. Minnie Capen, Chicago, III.

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