While reading recently some testimonies of healing, it...

While reading recently some testimonies of healing, it occurred to me that one who would not make public such blessings as have been mine in Christian Science, would be an ingrate indeed, although words are inadequate to express my gratitude. Two years ago I knew nothing of this great truth. I had heard the name at long intervals, and even knew one who claimed to have been healed by it, but my impression was unfavorable, chiefly because I was too conservative to admit that anything outside of orthodoxy could contain any good, although it had failed to mean anything to me. I had always felt a sense of irritation toward those who looked for anything else besides what had been handed down to them,—it seemed bad form,—and I regarded it not as an evidence of earnestness and desire, but as weakness and lack of character.

I knew that some people came into Christian Science for physical, some for mental, and others for moral healing, but I was not conscious of requiring healing of any sort. True, two oculists had pronounced my eyes incurably diseased and I had worn glasses for many years; reading by artificial light had long been very painful and of late almost impossible. I had suffered from chronic trouble in both hands for ten years, but all this I took as a matter of course and my general health was good. My disposition had always been optimistic and I was very well content with myself and the world. Bible reading or reading of any religious character had always bored me; my Bible had for years been carefully locked in a trunk in the basement, while church going had long been given up, as I could find no satisfaction in the services and God was not always in my thoughts.

Only a month before coming into Christian Science, I had declared that I would have none of it, and my first visit to a Christian Science church, made under protest, was to be the last. However, mortal mind knows not whereof it speaks, and it came about that to encourage a friend who was "trying" Christian Science, I began attending the services and reading aloud from Science and Health. Before I had read a hundred pages, not only was I absolutely convinced of the truth therein revealed, but my "incurable" eyes were perfectly healed and glasses were laid aside. The trouble in my hands disappeared, and I awoke to the fact that at last I had found a religion which did not bore me and a church which gave all that heart could desire—satisfaction and joy unspeakable.

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Testimony of Healing
For the many blessings I have realized through the...
March 7, 1908

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