For more than half a century I blamed an unknown God...

For more than half a century I blamed an unknown God for nearly all my troubles, and my neighbors for the rest, always—or nearly always—exonerating self. For ten years prior to my liberation from bondage I was afflicted with what was diagnosed as catarrh of the stomach and bowels. Different doctors prescribed for me, and at last I went to a distant city to see a noted physician and surgeon. While there I submitted to an operation, but it afforded only temporary relief, and soon I was in as bad condition as ever.

Like many others, I turned to Christian Science for relief as a last resort, and for the physical healing alone. In early youth I was a member of one of the orthodox churches, but as I grew older it failed to satisfy me, and I became a deist, holding to that belief until I began to study the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." At this period my home was anything but a place of harmony. My wife and I were both in ill health, and both had a high temper, on which we placed but little restraint. After we had been reading Science and Health for quite a while, however, trying to decipher its true meaning, I told my wife she was getting better. She said it was I that was getting better ; whereas in fact we were both improving. I then got out the Bible, which had so long been regarded as a dream-book, and in the light of Christian Science found it to be a new book to me.

My healing, like my understanding, came slowly. I had been an unbeliever so long that I demanded proof at every step of the way, but finally it was made plain that the walls of discord were false and erected upon a false foundation. My wife also had treatment, and her ills vanished into their native nothingness. Neither of us has taken a does of medicine since ; in fact, it would be hard to find two people more happy, healthy, and contented than we are. Though to mortal sense we are poor, yet all our daily needs have been met, and we have had many demonstrations of the everpresence of divine Love. We know what it is to "run, and not be weary ; . . . walk, and not faint."

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Testimony of Healing
Five years ago I was suffering from a disease of the throat,...
July 24, 1915

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