For nine years I have found Christian Science a wonderful...

For nine years I have found Christian Science a wonderful preventive as well as curative agency. Before turning to it I had undergone two abdominal operations, which left me with backaches and headaches that were both frequent and distressing. I had suffered ten years from chronic bowel trouble, which medicine failed to cure and other forms of treatment relieved only for a time. I went to a Christian Science practitioner with no thought of receiving physical healing, but to learn something of this teaching. Thinking I needed an excuse for visiting her, however, I told her of the bowel condition, so after a few moments' conversation she started to give me a treatment; but I asked her instead to tell me about Christian Science.

For one week I went daily to this practitioner, who wisely said little, but tried faithfully to answer my many questions. During this time I realized that the bowel condition was healed, the headaches and backaches had vanished, and I was well. My whole concept of God, man, and the universe had also changed. I had been brought up in the Jewish faith and had tried to conform to its teachings. The ritualism which I had thought was a part of my very being, dropped from me completely, and for the first time I knew the meaning of the passage, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." Needless to say, the physical ills have never returned.

Testimony of Healing
Neither pen nor paper can possibly convey my sense of...
April 14, 1917

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