While I was a student at college, I withdrew from the...

While I was a student at college, I withdrew from the church in which I had been brought up. Tormented by theological questions, and wholly unsatisfied because of the impossibility of obtaining any answer to my inquiries, I found it difficult to keep an easy conscience in the association with my fellow church workers. The philosophy of the professors promised much more than the theology of the pastors. Gradually my childhood love of nature seemed to fill the place of religious faith, as in nature I saw God, a power and presence ever working. But the most wonderful part of the unfolding of this time was the way in which I was led gradually to see the life of Jesus in new light, and it came to me that some day I should know what his birth, his resurrection, and his ascension meant. Christian Science has revealed this to me, and given what those years had so surely foreshadowed. It has been a demonstration of the revelation of Truth which is all-satisfying. All that I love in is here, as full and lovely as ever, but I do not depend so much upon it, nor do I walk miles to secure quiet and rest of thought. More and more the ideal of "stationary power, stillness, and strength" (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 93) is present with me.

To have a church home is a wonderful blessing. The time had come, after that period of cleansing, when I would go to church for the comfort of hearing God spoken of and for the tender message of the hymns; but that was merely spasmodic. Now to be able to give one's self freely and fully to the service of the church, to receive its blessings, to rejoice in its oneness, lifts all one's endeavors to a higher place. I used to think religion was for the soul only, so that when Christian Science proved that it has healing for physical ills, I began to understand more clearly what we are and what we are not. I struggled for years with catarrh, bowel trouble, and overstrain of the eyes; but the trouble lessens, and I know it will finally disappear when harmony is seen in its place. In regard to the eyes, it came to me that there is perfect adjustment in Mind. Once the glasses were resumed with a sense of relief, then laid off again, and finally.

Science does not stop short of complete regeneration. Every fault of character, every blemish, has to be cleansed. Hard experience has taught me that self-will has to be given up, temperament corrected. Nor can we stop half-way at any diversion, subterfuge, or palliative. We must yield ourselves to the divine Mind if we would receive the blessing. When we have yielded, the blessing is inevitable.

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Testimony of Healing
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February 12, 1916

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