I was born in Russia of very poor parents, and when...

I was born in Russia of very poor parents, and when only a child was left alone in very poor health. The knowledge which I possess was gained through my own efforts, though all my life I suffered from ill health. My ambition was to find the truth through art, poetry, beauty, and social movements, atheism, etc., but all in vain. I learned that every human system, every movement and every doctrine, is only temporary, and like old clothes is changed for new. I lost ambition and hope in seeking relief, had spent nearly all I had on medicine, and was expecting to go to a sanitarium when I accidentally visited the home of a Christian Science practitioner. In spite of the fact that I was a freethinker, from an orthodox Jewish family, without any knowledge of Christian Science, and had in my possession but a single dollar, I did not hesitate to pay the noble woman for one treatment. In the name of divine Love she saved me from death. I cannot describe my misery and suffering up to the time of that first treatment, and the good health I have enjoyed ever since. I started to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and began to understand something of God and also of the human Jesus, and the answer of that godly woman, Mrs. Eddy, to the question, "What is truth?" By relieving myself of all the thoughts of the past, I have attained the happy results in which I at present rejoice. I am convinced that the Jew's safety is in this understanding of Truth, and that the obligation of every Jew is to begin the struggle for his Jewish brethren. Of late I have made my home in Winnipeg, where I enjoy the best of health through the truth revealed in Christian Science.—James Friedman, Winnipeg, Can.

September 25, 1909

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