While reading the Sentinel I felt impelled by a sense of love...

While reading the Sentinel I felt impelled by a sense of love and gratitude to tell what Christian Science has done for me. About ten years ago I had cause to be examined by a physician, who declared that I was afflicted with heart disease. In trying to find a remedy for relief, I was examined by four more physicians at different times, and all diagnosed the ailment as organic heart trouble. They could offer me only temporary relief, and I was told to avoid all violent exercise. Under these conditions I struggled on, and three and a half years ago my wife passed on, leaving me with a son ten years of age. This meant the breaking up of my home. I left the boy with relative while I came to Brooklyn to begin life anew. Instead, I began to crave for alcoholic drinks to help me forget the past, but this was a failure, as it made me worse physically and mentally.

In this terrible condition I went to visit relatives who were jsut beginning to study Christian Science, and they advised me to try the healing power of Truth to destroy this desire for strong drink. I was also given Christian Science literature enough to read for a week, and I promised I would be at the Sunday morning service. This promise I kept, and I cannot find words to express my thankfulness to God for allowing me to do so. I felt a new hope after the service. I found I had something to live for, and a new light took the place of darkness. By the study of our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and the Bible, and the reading of the Sentinel, in a short time I lost all desire for strong drink. About a year later I found that the manmade laws had no more power over me.

Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
October 10, 1914

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