It is over six years since I became a student of Science and Health,...

It is over six years since I became a student of Science and Health, and I can truly say that I have no language to express the love and gratitude of my heart for the understanding of God which I have thus gained, or the many, many blessings that have come to me through its study. I came to Christian Science for physical healing, not knowing that with it I would get the spiritual awakening and regeneration. Christian Science does brings to the body "the sunlight of Truth, which invigorates and purifies" (Science and Health, p. 162). My progress was slow but sure, and now I would not have had it otherwise. What I learned in those weeks of study and seeming struggle I never can forget. It has given me a truer knowledge of God, and I now know Him to be our Father-Mother, because of the many proofs of His loving, tender care. I know that in proportion to my purity, obedience, patience, and faithfulness I shall receive more of these blessings, and I am striving daily to show my gratitude to God by following in our Master's footsteps, so far as I understand the truth.

Words are inadequate to express my love and loyalty to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, but I can say with the psalmist, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name."

Mrs. Irene C. Ratcliffe, Indianapolis, Ind.

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Testimony of Healing
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March 30, 1912

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