I feel very grateful for the knowledge I am gaining of...

I feel very grateful for the knowledge I am gaining of Christian Science. I went to my first Christian Science service in the Southport church in July, 1914, and was much impressed by the real worship and peace expressed. Several services were attended, yet it was difficult for me to grasp the teachings for some time, as I seemed to be surrounded with error of various forms, which to me appeared very real. I had much sick nursing to do, my mother being practically an invalid for over twenty-five years, and I as an only daughter was her constant companion and nurse. Slowly a little understanding was gained through earnest study of Science and Health, and of the Christian Science literature which was given to me by willing and helpful Scientists and for which I now thank all who helped me in this manner.

I did not seek physical healing, although greatly in need of it, but Christian Science appealed to me as a pure religion. Most of my study of Science and Health along with the Bible was done after retiring to bed late at night, as I was occupied all day with my mother. I would read until two or three in the morning and then daily try to put into practice as best I could what I learned. Eventually I realized that I must turn my thoughts from material things and seek to gain a higher understanding of my true being and man's at-one-ment with God, and learn to meet life aright on a spiritual, not a material, basis. Many seeming difficulties had to be battled with and I felt I had not the time to read sufficiently. Most beginners find that difficulty has to be overcome, for if we are to receive the blessings promised in the Bible we must do first things first, and not just live on, giving daily work in business or at home our first thought. Studying our Lesson every morning and studying it aright, we find ourselves much more refreshed and renewed spiritually to meet each day's problems, whatever their nature, and if we are faithful over the few things we shall be made rulers over many.

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