My attention was first drawn to Christian Science...

My attention was first drawn to Christian Science through the healing of my mother, who had a disease which had been pronounced incurable by her physicians. At first I thought of this teaching only as something mysterious, but I knew my mother had been healed, although I did not understand how. I did not look upon Christian Science as a religion until some time later, and when I did see this, I feared to study it, though I still had no little faith in it as a healing agent, because I knew of other instances where people had been healed.

Later, after having been under medical treatment for a long time, I took treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. I attributed most of my trouble to overstudy while in college, and, although I was not dangerously ill, still at no time was I well. At the time that I began treatment in Christian Science I was teaching in Indiana, and was in such a condition that it seemed I would have to give up my school work if I did not soon get better. My friends mostly advised me to do so, as they thought it too taxing for me. During the week that I was being treated by the practitioner, I took up some additional work, and was working much harder than usual, but at the end of a week (and the hardest week's work of the term) I was healed—entirely free from my old complaints!

Though I had taken treatment several times before this, for various ills, and had received help, it was not till this time that I began the study of Science and Health in earnest. As I read it, with the Bible, a new light came, and I could see how I had been healed. Things took on a new meaning; many passages of Scripture that had always seemed dark were now illumined by the light of Truth in my new understanding. The blessed assurance of divine guidance makes life real and makes one fearless. We little realize how much there is in store for us if we would only avail ourselves of it. Christian Science is not only of use in times of illness and trouble, but it is ours to use day by day in every walk of life, and it is ever aiding, guiding, and comforting.

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Testimony of Healing
About two years ago I heard of Christian Science, but...
July 23, 1910

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