I was led to investigate Christian Science by a statement...

I was led to investigate Christian Science by a statement to which I turned when Science and Health was handed to me. It was this: "Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us" (p. 66). I instantly saw that much tribulation had not left me where it had found me, for I was broadened in thought, and even the best in human character had been refined. I was healed quickly of intense agony by Christian Science, but it was fully seven months before an ailment left which for four years had caused severe suffering. By clinging closely to the only hope left for relief, however, I gradually found myself improving. That was in 1903, and the healing has been permanent. I had consulted many able physicians, but they had been unable to diagnose the case. As far as could be ascertained from a medical standpoint the ailment was taking the form of locomotor ataxia. I am grateful to these physicians for their kindly efforts in endeavoring to alleviate my suffering.

At the time I sought the services of a Christian Science practitioner I was healed of chronic bowel trouble, stomach disorder, and severe attacks of biliousness, also of a structural defect of the eyes, being able to give up glasses after wearing them for many years. My eyes were healed after reading a few pages in Science and Health. I am most grateful for the elimination of a deep sense of sorrow and for the understanding that "man's happiness is not . . . at the disposal of physical sense" (Science and Health, p. 304).

June 17, 1916

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