It is difficult to realize that the simple experiences in...

It is difficult to realize that the simple experiences in Christian Science healing are as important as the greater ones, although they prove the same underlying truths, viz., that "God is All," and "God is Love" (Science and Health, pp. 366, 2). Several years ago I endured for about eight weeks an acute attack of rheumatic trouble. It was a second attack, and refused to yield to electricity, massage, baths, diet, or medicine. One morning the pain was more severe than usual, and I was in a perfect passion of rebellion,—all the horrible pain, the miserable sin and sorrow that seemed such overpowering factors in life were really outrageous, and resignation contemptible.

A friend in passing stopped to ask me to dine with her that evening. She saw at once that physically I was not in condition to go about, but I was afraid she would see my thoughts were unfit also, and begged her to go away before I should voice them. She did not go quickly enough to escape hearing this, that if God intended life to be as I knew it, I was ready to curse Him. As she hurried away I remembered she was one of those strange people, Christian Scientists, and I called after her that if she could heal me in time, I would come to her dinner. She stopped on the veranda to ask if I really meant it, and I answered none too politely that I did. This occurred at noon, and a little later I felt very sleepy. I had slept only a few moments at a time for several nights, so I made myself as nearly comfortable as possible with pillows, and this was the last I knew about the rheumatic trouble. At the end of two hours I wakened, and was actually startled to find myself perfectly free from pain and soreness, and most wonderfully peaceful.

Testimony of Healing
About fifteen years ago my health began to fail with...
January 9, 1909

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