[Translated from the German.]

I would like to express my gratitude, especially for the...

I would like to express my gratitude, especially for the proofs of protecting and healing power of the teachings of Christian Science which I have experienced in cases of sudden injuries. About two years ago I inadvertently reached into a kettle of steaming hot preserves, but without looking at my hand I held fast to the truth that there is neither life nor intelligence in matter, that God is All-in-all, and that evil has no real power. Although the pain tried to make good its claim, I continued to work. The error was soon overcome, and I rejoiced over the disappearance of the material evidence.

Later on I had trouble with the left eye. It was at the time when the English lecture on Christian Science was delivered. With the joy of a child did I look forward to attending that lecture, and although I was not familiar with the English language, I trusted in the healing power of divine Truth which would be expressed there. I went, and was healed, and have experienced no trouble with my eye since. Last spring I awoke one night with a severe pain in the knee. I immediately declared the truth, trying to realize the scientific statement of being. The following morning I could, to sense, get up only with great pain. I had to go out that day, and broke down several times; but I would always get up again, leaning on God's power and strength, and thus get over the difficulty. I struggled along with this trouble, however, nearly all summer, but I knew that God is my physician and my helper, and I seemingly had no fear. A few weeks ago I spoke about it to a friend in Christian Science. He translated for me a passage from the text-book, Science and Health (p. 370), where it says, "The body improves under the same regimen which spiritualizes the thought; and if health is not made manifest under this regimen, this proves that fear is governing the body." I also remembered St. John's words, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment;" and Paul's words to Timothy: "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind," and since that time I have had no return of the ailment.

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