I first began to be interested in Christian Science four years...

I first began to be interested in Christian Science four years ago, but being very skeptical and critical, I had not the slightest faith or belief in the healing, having unquestioningly accepted the idea that the Christ-healing belonged to a bygone day. The high moral teaching of Christian Science attracted me, however, and also the charitable and unselfish bearing of several Christian Scientists with whom I was brought in contact.

I had just been given glasses by a London eye specialist, and told that I ought never to leave them off if I wished to keep my sight from getting much worse. I wore them with great discomfort for several months, and then, after attending a Christian Science lecture, decided to experiment with my small understanding of the power of Truth. I bought a Quarterly and a copy of Science and Health, much astonished at myself for being willing to buy what seemed to me an expensive book, and left off my glasses. At that time I was in the country, removed from Christian Scientists, and when a great mental trouble come upon me I was most miserable and unhappy. A dear friend, on whose account I was looking into Christian Science, wrote and asked if she should get help for me from a Scientist. I had no belief that it could help me, but I told her she might do what she liked. To my astonishment, two days afterward, a load seemed to have been lifted from me, and although none of the apparent causes of the trouble had changed, my view-point was entirely altered and I felt happy and light-hearted. Before that time I had been of an extremely critical disposition, but I thank God that since then I have never felt critical toward Christian Science and have always tried to eliminate the feeling of criticism of others from my thoughts.

I have had many demonstrations of the healing power of Truth, applied with understanding. I can see perfectly without glasses; but more than all else, I am grateful for the knowledge of God I have gained, and for a practical religion which can be applied to every problem in our daily life. Whereas four years ago I steered clear of anything approaching religion, I now have the great privilege of being an active member of the Christian Science church. I can never be too thankful to Mrs. Eddy for all she has done for mankind, and for the understanding of our Father-Mother God which I have gained in the study and practise of Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
I send my testimony in the hope that some one who may...
February 7, 1914

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