Many times I have thought of writing to the Sentinel to...

Many times I have thought of writing to the Sentinel to tell how I came into Christian Science and of my healing. It is about thirteen years since I became interested in Science. I was troubled with an ear disease, which had appeared in my infancy. I had been treated by the best medical skill available, but gradually grew worse. As the home doctors had exhausted their skill, my parents placed me under the care of an ear specialist of St. Louis. After treating me for a time, this specialist gave me up as incurable. I had derived no benefit from medical treatment, and finally became nearly deaf, one ear being in a very bad condition already, while the other was following the same course.

Such was my condition when one day, thirteen years ago, a copy of Science and Health was brought to our home. I had always been studiously inclined, reading being one of my greatest pleasures, and as I read everything that I could lay my hands on, I picked up this book and commenced to read it. I found it deeply interesting, because it was so different from anything else that I had read, and for several weeks I devoted little time to anything else. One day, about two months later, as I sat absorbed in my reading of Science and Health, I suddenly heard a noise, and looking up from the book, I asked my mother what it was. She said, "The only noise I hear is the ticking of the clock." Grasping the understanding that I had my hearing in Mind, the divine source, and not in matter, I was perfectly healed. From that day to this my ears have been normal. The ear drums, which were said to be destroyed, have been replaced, and perfect hearing restored to me. For this I am, and should I not be, deeply grateful to dear Mrs. Eddy and her teachings.

As another demonstration of the healing power of Christian Science, I would cite my healing, eight years ago, of a dreaded fever. A Christian Science practitioner was sent for, treatment was given me, and I was healed in a short time. Nearly a year ago, in passing a civil service examination, I was required to take a medical examination, and the examiner congratulated me upon my success in meeting the test. In my position as city letter-carrier I am obliged to be out in all kinds of weather, but knowing that God, good, is all-power, and man is His image and likeness, bad weather, wet clothing, etc., have had no terrors for me. Several years ago my father and I started on a hunting trip. We had stopped at a farmhouse for a drink of water, when suddenly a large, vicious looking dog slipped up behind me and seized me by the right arm, his fangs sinking deep into the flesh. My father released me from the dog's hold, and we got into the buggy and went on our way. I began to realize and declare the truth, and after driving on for a mile or two, we reached our destination. The arm did not trouble me at all, and I used it with perfect ease. The injury had been met instantly, proving, as Mrs. Eddy says, that, "rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body (Science and Health, p. 280). Numerous minor ailments have likewise been met and overcome with this new-old Science.

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Testimony of Healing
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July 25, 1908

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