It has long been my desire to express the gratitude for...

It has long been my desire to express the gratitude for Christian Science which daily wells up in my heart. It is now more than five years since I had my thought turned away from the false sense of life as existent in matter, toward the contemplation of the truth of being as taught in Christian Science. The mental journey which I have traveled, and am still pursuing, has not been one over "flowery beds of ease; it has more often led along the strait and narrow way. With me it has been "precept upon precept; line upon line;" and the word of God, so beautifully interpreted in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, has been a "light unto my path."

I had been a Bible student all my life, but after years of belief in theories, I had become dissatisfied and had about reached the conclusion that "What is truth?" was an unanswerable question. It was in the darkest hour of bereavement and affliction, when humanity, however willing, could offer me no aid, that I was led rather reluctantly to investigate Christian Science, and began the study of its marvelous text-book. My mentality demanded the surest proofs every step of the way; but as a little understanding, gained and applied, was rewarded with "signs following," I was soon willing to accept what Mrs. Eddy tells us, namely, that "a simple statement of Christian Science, if demonstrated by healing, contains the proof of all here said of Christian Science" (Science and Health, p. 547). I strive to be patient with those who do not understand this teaching, and who consequently misrepresent it, because I used to think that many of these things ought to be otherwise stated.

Testimony of Healing
I would also count myself among the grateful ones who...
March 29, 1913

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