I am more grateful than words can express for the help...

I am more grateful than words can express for the help I have received from Christian Science in the last seven years. For some months prior to taking up this study I had come to the conclusion that either there was no God at all or else He was not interested in what was going on in this world. I was thoroughly discouraged and disgusted with life, and wanted so much just to slip out of this material existence; in fact, I was constantly studying first one plan and then another by which I could quietly pass out, feeling that whatever was in store for me beyond the grave could be no worse than my trials here, for I was utterly wretched in mind and body. Fondest hopes and ambitions had one by one been crushed to earth. I felt myself physically unable to enter the business world again and earn my own living, yet my home environment was not congenial and was becoming unbearable. I was also suffering from the sense of having been done a great wrong, which was followed by resentment, hatred, and self-pity.

My greatest desire and yearning from childhood had been for a real home, where dwelt love and happiness. I was left and orphan at thirteen years of age and afterwards lived with friends or relatives who, in most instances, had done what they could to make me feel at home with them, yet I always felt myself an outsider. I was looking to a material structure and personalities to furnish happiness, not realizing that only a contented and peaceful mind could ever satisfy, and give the longed for peace and comfort. At this time a dear friend had just begun to study Christian Science and wanted me to buy a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I was not very anxious to do this, not being able to see how the reading of a book could help me out of my difficulties; but she finally induced me to purchase the book, and it was the best investment I ever made. Through the earnest study of Christian Science and the help of practitioners, I have been lifted out of the mental distress and wretchedness, and am now a strong, healthy, and happy woman. A great deal of fear, resentment, and self-pity has been overcome, and I am learning to love more and see all people as God's ideas. I see good manifested everywhere, and know that God is omnipotent and omnipresent. I now have my own home, in which abide the love, peace, and freedom longed for so many years. Besides this, I have my own business and love my work, and often wish that every one were as happy and contented as I am.

Testimony of Healing
I should like to express my ever increasing gratitude to...
November 30, 1918

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