Christian Science came into my life over four years ago

Christian Science came into my life over four years ago. I had been suffering from stomach troubles for more than a year, had consulted several doctors, had taken all the medicine which they had prescribed, and had followed all the advice given me. The last doctor advised me to go to a hospital for a thorough examination, and an operation if necessary. After a two-weeks stay at the hospital I was sent home to try the effect of rest-cure, dieting, and some more medicine: but my state of health grew continually worse, and I soon found myself in a perfectly helpless condition. I commenced to lose all faith in material means, as it seemed to me that they were only experiments.

I had read of Christian Science, but was at that time very antagonistic to everything in religion. I never could understand the orthodox Christianity, and the Bible was a closed book to me. I had little or no hope that anything in the line of religion could help me, but I wanted to get well, and as it did not seem that Christian Science could do me any harm, a practitioner was called to the house, and I found out that its teaching was something entirely different from what I had thought it to be. At the first treatment I realized that I had found the truth of being, and that the understanding of this Science would make me a well man again. Within a week I was back at my work, and have never lost any time on account of illness since then. After the first visit of the practitioner I ate everything I liked without its making me ill. The road has been rough at times, especially at first;. but I have found out that if we only trust in God, as taught in Christian Science, divine Love will always take care of us.

Christian Science has been the only remedy in our family for the last four years. My wife has been enabled to overcome several ailments of long duration through the understanding of Christian Science, and our two children are healthier than they ever were before. Ailments that have come up have been quickly met, without fear and suffering. It is not only the physical healing that we have to be thankful for, but Christian Science has brought peace and contentment into our home. I had a very bad temper, and was always full of worry and anxiety, but Christian Science has taught and is teaching me to overcome all of this. I have learned that Christian Science is not blind faith, but a religion which we can understand, a practical religion that we can apply every day, and I am indeed grateful to Mrs. Eddy for again giving this truth to us, the greatest blessing that could have come to mankind.

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February 10, 1912

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