Christian Science came into my life about a year ago, and...

Christian Science came into my life about a year ago, and since then has wrought such a radical change in me that I can truly affirm that it surely heals, if sincerely and diligently followed. Reared by Christian parents, I went to Sunday school like other children, but at length rebelled against the incongruity of the teachings expounded. I recall asking my teacher why the miracles of the Bible did not occur today, but there was no satisfactory answer. I therefore dropped from church and religious life, and my parents had nothing better to offer me. With this religious vacuum, if I may use the phrase, I turned my energy to education, to the natural sciences, and on them started to build my structure of life. I studied and became proficient in several branches, and was content with my store of self-gained knowledge, little realizing that I was building without knowing the basic Principle, the very foundation of all else,—that of Truth, or good.

So this Babel-tower grew, then ceased to grow, then tottered. My life structure was nearly wrecked by breakdown, by mental strain, nervous exhaustion, and a gloom that seemed unfathomable. Constantly losing ground, I groped in the darkness for a something on which to build aright, for a relief from the oppression which was now manifest mentally, morally, physically; but I used the wrong weapons, for I tried will-power, dogged determination, and sharp sarcasm. I made no progress. On the surface, as if by mockery, I appeared a happy man.

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