[Translated from the German]

It is a well-known fact that many a disease or bodily ill...

It is a well-known fact that many a disease or bodily ill is traceable to, or rather is the result of, a patient's mental condition. Care, sorrow, worry, hate, and the like, may cause a person to become sick, and yet in the opinion of the many the healing can only be accomplished through matter or by material means. Christian Science, however, has made the world begin to see that, in accordance with Jesus' example, disease can be really cured only through divine Truth and Love, not with the aid of matter, and we best attain to this recognition by experiences in our own lives.

I am indeed happy and grateful for having experienced in my own case the spiritually healing and regenerating power revealed in Christian Science, and would like to tell of an instance which made a lasting impression upon me. A few years ago I was laboring under a sense of great sorrow for several months. I did not feel at all well, and one night woke up in great pain. When morning came I thought I would ask a Christian Science practitioner for help, but on leaving my bed I became unconscious. When I came to myself I felt very miserable, and in the course of the day had to lie down again. In the mean while Christian Science treatment was taken up for me. The following day there were unmistakable signs of jaundice in a severe form. I was unable to take nourishment, could not even drink water, and when trying to leave my bed would faint away. A friend who stayed with me day and night most tenderly cared for me, yet I seemed in an inexplicable state of depression, and on the third day, during a momentary sense of great weakness, told this friend that I had lost all desire to live. She quietly replied that I was ungrateful.

This answer so startled me, despite my suffering condition, that I immediately began to reason about it. I did begin to see that I was ungrateful, but such darkness encompassed my thought that despite all effort it seemed impossible for me to beget a feeling of gratitude. I told my friend so, and she advised me to try to recount the things for which I could give thanks, even though I felt no inclination in this direction. The thought thus expressed appealed to me, and I began audibly to enumerate the things which ought to elicit my gratitude, and at the second instance of help received through Christian Science I began to feel ashamed of myself. The sense of weakness soon left, and an hour later I ate my supper with a good appetite, slept quietly all night, and in getting up the next morning realized that I was healed,—the disease had disappeared. As soon as I was ready to let divine Truth and Love shine into consciousness I was healed physically. The seemingly great suffering had made me blind and ungrateful for the one universal good, the recognition of which, however, was attended by a beneficent influence on the body, thus healing me. Since then my greatest desire has been to entertain a better sense of gratitude to God for Christian Science and its discovery through Mrs. Eddy.

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Testimony of Healing
After many years of effort in search of health I was told...
October 16, 1915

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