I feel deeply grateful to our heavenly Father, and to...

I feel deeply grateful to our heavenly Father, and to Mrs. Eddy, our dear Leader, who has shown us the way out of sin, sickness, and sorrow, into joy, health, happiness, and heaven, and can retain the joy and good news no longer when I see thousands upon thousands wearing away their lives in servitude to an unreal and untrue master,—the belief in sin, disease, and death. How can I keep the good news and see those around me suffering and sinning for want of a beckoning hand or comforting word to lead them in the way of holiness and truth,—the truth that saves to the uttermost? I have learned that the only life worth living is that which reflects our Father's love in loving each other,—love expressed in our every word, thought, and act; that true happiness comes only through a life spent in doing our Father's will.

I came into Christian Science three or four years ago. God had been leading me, and I had read the New Testament through several times in trying to find the way. I was a perfect wreck. It seemed as if my body was heir to every ailment to which material belief consigns mortal man. I tried doctors and material remedies until I finally gave them up in despair, but I commenced to search more earnestly than ever before to find God. One morning I went to a studio kept by a young friend of mine, and when he inquired about my health I told him I had about lost all faith in medicine, and had come to the conclusion that the mind was the ruling power in man. He said to me, "You need Christian Science;" and after thinking the matter over, I concluded to try it. I wrote for treatment to a friend who was then studying Science, and he replied that he would commence treatment at once. I secured a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, and have been studying and proving for myself the truth contained in this book,—that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494). The result is that one ailment after another has left me. The first to leave was liver complaint, which I had had most of my life. Now I can eat anything I want and all I want; I have no fear whatever. While all error is not gone, yet I thank God, who is Life, Truth, and Love, that it has to go. I thank God for the benefits I have received, and dear Mrs. Eddy for her untiring efforts to bring to this age a knowledge of the ever-presence of God.

I, however, feel that the greatest blessing I have received is the spiritual uplifting, and that calm and glorious trust which I am learning to have in God. Hoping that this testimony may be the means of leading some weary pilgrim out of the mire of despondency into the freedom and liberty of the truth, I shall endeavor to prove my gratitude to our blessed Master, and to Mrs. Eddy, his willing disciple, by spending the future in the service of Love,—in doing good all along the way.

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July 3, 1909

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