[Translated from the German]

Two years have elapsed since some dear relatives called my...

Two years have elapsed since some dear relatives called my attention to Christian Science, that subject which includes the understanding of divine, omnipotent Love, the truth which leads us all toward the same goal,—toward health, contentment, and the attainment of true happiness. I would now like to give an account of my own wonderful healing through this teaching.

For a whole year I had been subject to a severe nervous trouble. I was tormented daily with the most dreadful headache, which was often accompanied by other distressing conditions, with pain in the stomach and in the back. The pain gradually extended over the whole body and daily increased in severity. My suffering was intense, so that all my family were affected thereby; but although I was surrounded by loving-kindness and all my desires were fulfilled, it seemed that nothing could comfort me. Besides this, I was in a state of constant fear of death. I set all my hope on the physicians, who did everything in their power to help me, yet all remedies and hygienic measures failed to benefit me, and this often led to such despair that I wished death might come, as it seemed that it alone could put an end to my suffering.

When all medical means failed, I was twice taken in a hopeless condition to a sanitarium for nervous diseases, where rest, air, and dietary nourishment were expected to bring about a cure. But it all proved in vain, for my condition grew worse with every day. I now yielded to the ills which had befallen me, as there seemed to be no prospect of recovery, at least no prospect of complete recovery, according to the physicians' verdict. But although I seemed to be nearing death, yet at times there was an overwhelming desire to live and be restored to health. I had become apathetic and shrank from people. When others laughed, talked, or walked about, I suffered pangs, and oh, how I envied these fortunate ones! I never had any appetite, and I forced myself to eat what little nourishment I took. I was losing in weight every day, and new troubles were added.

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November 28, 1914

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