I am truly grateful for Christian Science

I am truly grateful for Christian Science. It has proven to me that all sorrow, sickness, and loss come from a false concept of God and man. I was a little weakling, carried on a pillow until I was two years old. As I grew older I seemed to be stronger, but for some unknown reason I would be very ill for days and sometimes weeks, and I never passed three months without going to bed for a few days at least. Since I have been in Christian Science, which is over seven years, I have only been in bed two days, and we all know the gratitude which follows such a sense of freedom as this. But it is only one of my blessings.

After I had suffered all I could, and for a time my suffering was mental as well as physical, I felt like a prisoner, my hands and feet bound with chains. I could not succeed in anything. I often spoke of this to my clergyman, but he would say that I must be patient, and some day God would set me free. But the more I tried to keep still the more nervous I grew, and the more I tried to be patient the more fearful I grew, until I could stand it no longer. Then I turned to Christian Science, hoping to be healed in a few treatments and then return to my own way of thinking; but I was not healed in that way. I took up Christian Science and I studied the letter as a child studies its multiplication table, but I was looking all the time for the mistake in everything except myself.

The longer I studied, however, and the more I studied, the more I had to give in, and I know now that every time I yielded to Truth I pulled a stone out of the walls which held me a prisoner. Through the loving patience of my practitioners, these walls have been pulled down sufficiently for me to see what they were, namely, self-consciousness, self-will, self-condemnation, and self-pity. This liberation is to me the greatest of all the blessings I have received, and I am indeed thankful to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for showing me the way out of bondage. Christian Science has changed my false concept of being, changed false beliefs for spiritual facts, and I can say honestly and earnestly that I am no longer "ungrateful for Life, Truth, and Love" (Science and Health, p. 3).

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Testimony of Healing
I had been troubled with pains in my arms, hands, and...
December 30, 1911

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