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I wish to express through the Sentinel my gratitude for Christian Science, for the periodicals, and for the Lesson-Sermons; also my appreciation of the loving work done for me when I needed help. Many unhappy hours were mine through sensitiveness, selfishness, and a very uncharitable disposition, but these discordant conditions are being overcome gradually, and for every victory over self my happiness increases. At last I have come to understand that heaven—harmony and happiness—is a condition possible within myself, and that I must not rely so greatly on circumstances and personality for happiness.

Physically my healing has been very great. The law of inherited disease in an advanced stage was laid upon me, and with it a lung difficulty from which I seemed to suffer greatly. A number of other ills, which while not serious were sometimes distressing, have also been overcome. For a number of years I was almost never free from colds, and until three years ago I can scarcely remember a year in which I did not have a severe attack either in the spring or fall, and sometimes at both seasons in one year. To escape from this discord is a matter of no small satisfaction and relief to me, but I am much more grateful for the spiritual help and understanding which I receive in overcoming ill nature, selfishness, and a spirit of criticism and uncharitableness. While the whole of this Science is contained in our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, I find the Journal and Sentinel very instructive, and gain a great deal from a faithful study of their contents. I am very thankful for both.

In Psalms we are told that he who "desireth life, and loveth many days," has only to "depart from evil, and do good;" and no other way leads to heaven, harmony. My gratitude to God, also to Mrs. Eddy, increases daily as I realize more and more that I am being led out of Egypt.

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December 30, 1911

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