I would like publicly to express my gratitude for all the...

I would like publicly to express my gratitude for all the blessings I have experienced through the study of that wonderful book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. In my youth I had the advantages of a Christian home, and all my life have been associated with religious institutions, though I have not been a member of any church since I was quite a young man. I was always very anxious to fathom the apparent mysteries and problems of life, and though firmly convinced of a good, wise, omnipotent, and perfect creator, I was constantly coming into contact with a condition of things diametrically opposed to the view of a perfect God and a perfect plan, such as sorrow, pain, disease, discord, and war. During my studies I had been referred to Mrs. Eddy's book, but after a slight perusal, I returned it without having found the Principle it reveals; in fact, the book failed to impress me in the least. However, some years afterward I was invited to one of the Wednesday evening meeting, and from what I heard there I was induced to read it again, with the result that I was enlightened as to the true meaning of Christian Science. I have demonstrated the divine Principle ever since, and with effects that seem wonderful from the old point of view.

All my life long I had considered myself a chronic dyspeptic and had to diet myself. I was also subject to rheumatism, gout, and other ills; but as I have realized that divine Mind is the only real power, I have overcome all these infirmities. I am sincerely grateful for this happy change in my physical condition, and for the spiritual uplift which is always associated with the freedom that the understanding of Truth brings to all. A special demonstration of physical healing was over an attack of what would be diagnosed as malignant blood-poisoning. My face and head were much disfigured by sores and ulcers, a condition which could not be concealed or denied, except from the standpoint of spiritual reality. I sought the aid of a Christian Science practitioner, as my understanding was not sufficiently clear to meet the case, and after three or four treatments I was completely restored to health. I had a similar attack ten years previous to this, though not so diffused, and it took three months to cure it under medical treatment.

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