Because the help received from Christian Science has been...

Because the help received from Christian Science has been mental and moral rather than physical, I have long delayed offering my testimony for publication; but I now gladly subscribe the following in the hope that some one of similar temperament may perhaps find interest in the experiences which taught me that "if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."

I am deeply grateful for the health and happiness which Christian Science has brought to me, but much more so for the reconstruction of thought and character which has been taking place ever since this divine influence first touched my life. Even as a child I had an intense longing to make people happy; at home we were taught from our earliest days to love and help the poor, and the poor gradually became such an obsession with me that finally I really had no other interest or ambition than to help them. When I left school the longing to do something became intensified, and without stopping to consider if I was spiritually qualified for so high an ideal, I gave myself up to what is called "good works;" but I had a dissatisfied sense throughout that at best we were bringing only momentary gleams of sunshine into darkened lives and were not effecting any permanent or radical result.

Testimony of Healing
It is with the greatest thankfulness to God and gratitude...
October 13, 1917

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