When but a child, I used to read the command of our dear...

When but a child, I used to read the command of our dear Master to preach the gospel and heal the sick, and I wondered why people now did not heal the sick as he did. This was before I had heard of Christian Science, and when this Science was introduced into my life it so harmonized with my ideas that I immediately took it, so much so that I began to read the text–book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," through. I did not study it, but merely read it as one would any new book in which he was interested.

It was during this reading that a very convincing proof was shown to me. Previous to this I had been troubled with bronchitis so badly that in cold weather I could not talk above a whisper, and, to add to my discouragement, I was told that I could never be cured. One day, about a month after I first began to read Science and Health, I suddenly remembered that I had not been troubled with the ailment since I had started reading it—I had forgotten all about it. This was to me very convincing, and I have never taken any medicine since. Christian Science has also healed me of the effects of poison ivy and many other things. All of these things, however, I consider only secondary to its real purpose, which is the moral uplifting of humanity.

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