For twelve years I have been a student of Christian Science

For twelve years I have been a student of Christian Science. During these years my path has not been one of roses, and I have had to be grateful for the thorns, as otherwise I would never have learned the lessons I needed to go on and grow and understand the weaknesses of the human mind and also their nothingness. I seemed heir to many ills, and for many years after turning to Christian Science it seemed necessary for me to have help from practitioners, for I had not learned how to receive as well as to give, how to be receptive of good and good only. This was made clear to me one day in reading the introduction to one of our lectures. I had not been gaining the good that was there to be received, because I had not been humble enough to recognize the voice of God, of Love, Life, and Truth, instead of the voice of error which sometimes seemed to be overwhelming in my consciousness. I am truly trying now to appreciate the one whose life was so purified that she could hear the still, small voice, and gladly give its message to a waiting world.

There have been many healings in our home, such as the overcoming of most of the diseases common to children, a spinal trouble of years' standing, an eruption on our son's face, considered serious from a medical standpoint, extreme sensitiveness, and resentment. Lately a queer looking rash accompanied with loss of control of the limbs was healed through the power of Truth. Sleeplessness and appendicitis, a broken rib and severe sprains, have also yielded to the truth. Indeed, it has been "according to the multitude of thy [God's] tender mercies" that Christian Science has been proved. While still working out of imperfections I am encouraged by the words of our dear Leader on page 426 of Science and Health, "The discoverer of Christian Sciencefinds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it." I know that I am a better woman for the help received from Christian Science. While sometimes in the slough of despondency I never entirely gave up. Financial difficulties, too, were added to my trouble, but none of these errors ever left me where it found me: the effort to realize the truth only made me stronger and more ready to receive the good. The Monitor I find most educative; no one can peruse it daily without broadening mentally in every way. I love our Sentinel, the Journal, and the pamphlets, those missionaries that remind us of the words, "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings," and make us understand the meaning of the brotherhood of man.

Testimony of Healing
The Master said, "Freely ye have received, freely give."
September 28, 1918

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