Revenge and the desire to take another's life for a seeming...

Revenge and the desire to take another's life for a seeming wrong heaped upon me, made me hate the world and all it contained. Human justice in this case was out of the question, and after exhausting all material and physical means, Christian Science was recommended to me. I listened attentively to the stranger who spoke, and decided that three dollars was a small investment to find out what Christian Science meant. I purchased the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and read it in all my spare moments. It was good reading, full of tender love, which I knew nothing about, and often I wondered why I was reading when I was so discontented, as I thought I was. Physically, I thought I was as well as men in general are, and not knowing any better, I was trying to be content with my condition, although I suffered a great deal; but mentally I was in bad shape, and I knew it.

Science and Health, studied intelligently, brought spiritual illumination. It unfolded to me the Science of Christianity, a thing I little dreamed was essential to man, and revealed a living God, the Principle of good, of love. It taught me that revenge is no thing, hate no thing, and the seeming wrong no thing. These illusions, turned face upward, revealed to me the truth about God, and awakened me to the fact that they were no part of God, therefore no part of me. It took a long time for me to believe this, even with all the evidence staring me in the face; but now I know and believe that Love overcometh hate, and that to be at-one with God is the only true life to live, for it means harmony and love for one another.

A faithful Christian Science practitioner toiled long with me to overcome the sense of hate, but before I was cured of this I was freed from a rupture and from a slight catarrhal affection, both of years' standing. For the past year and a half I have been free from all signs of influenza, which has affected me semiannually for the past twenty years. My nose was broken in August, 1912, and I had it set by a surgeon but treated by Christian Science. Specialists on nose and throat have pronounced the nose absolutely perfect, and even question whether it was ever broken. I have discarded glasses, which I had been wearing for fifteen years.

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Testimony of Healing
With a heart full of gratitude, I send this testimony of the...
September 19, 1914

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