A few months ago it was found necessary for me to revisit my native land.
"At a time of contagious disease, Christian Scientists endeavor to rise in consciousness to the true sense of the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love, and this great fact in Christian Science realized will stop a contagion.
When our critic has studied Christian Science a little more carefully, one of the first things he will discover is the mental nature of disease.
A doctor's letter in a recent issue, commenting upon an article in The Christian Science Monitor, which protested against compulsory physical examination of school children, contains several misstatements as well as considerable evidence of bad logic.
"I can scarcely express the gratitude I feel at this time for the fact that it has been our joy and privilege, during the growing years of our children, to have the life and activities of our home based on the teachings of Christian Science.
It is customary to speak of some of the present day governments as Christian and of the people in many lands as Christian people.
We seldom realize the great change which has come over the world's consciousness in the last half century, and even less perhaps do we foresee the greater changes which will inevitably come in the next fifty years.
In Bible metaphor the pearl stands for something very precious, for a pure idea which heals and must be treasured and protected.
With a longing to express my gratitude for Christian Science I give this testimony.
I have just been reading the testimonies in the Sentinel, as is my custom always on its arrival, and I am so filled with gratitude for the healing of all those of whom I have read that I feel impelled to give my own beautiful healing to the world that those who are still suffering may be encouraged and those healed may rejoice as I rejoiced that Christian Science heals mental as well as physical disorders.
The desire to express my gratitude in every available manner for the benefits received through the teachings of Christian Science leads me to give to the field my experience in Christian Science healing.
A few years ago, through the wonderful healing of a friend, I came to Christian Science when in great physical need.
In the fall of 1909 I received my first healing in Christian Science.
When Christian Science found me I was a physical wreck, suffering from heart trouble in its worst form, stomach disorder, Bright's disease, gallstones, frequent attacks of appendicitis, and fear of having inherited lung trouble, as my mother's family had passed on with this disease.
I take this opportunity of expressing my gratitude for a healing which followed a lecture given in Glasgow in 1910.
I wish to express deep gratitude for what Christian Science has done and is doing for me.
It is impossible for me to express my gratitude for the blessings that have come to me and to my family through the study of Christian Science.
For many years I seemed to be thoroughly under the laws of medicine and hygiene, my husband having been a physician and druggist, but there came a time when these so-called laws were all proved absolutely useless, as eight physicians had failed to give even relief to a member of my family who was suffering from what was considered a very dangerous form of nervousness.
About three years ago I bought a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs.
I have had so many proofs of the healing and regenerating power of Christian Science that words seem inadequate to express the deep sense of gratitude I feel for having been brought to a knowledge of this beautiful truth.
Not having a church in the little town where I live, I take this means of expressing my gratitude for Christian Science.
After witnessing the healing of my aunt by Christian Science I took up its study, and I soon realized that it must be the same truth which Jesus taught and practiced.
[From The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, U.
"Security," a collection of four short articles: "Conquest of Fear," "A Mother's Victory," "Home," "A Word of Cheer to a United States Soldier.