All that I am, and all that I possess, I owe entirely to the...

All that I am, and all that I possess, I owe entirely to the teachings of Christian Science. After reading the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, I was healed of heart disease, which was supposed to be inherited, and of many other physical discords, such as throat trouble, influenza, burns, bilious attacks, and so on; also I have received a great deal of help with my sight. When a child I underwent five operations for double cataract at the back of the eye, and it was found necessary to remove one of the lenses of the eye. The specialist could give me no definite hope, but said I might go totally blind and the operations were more of an experiment than anything else. With the aid of two pairs of heavy lenses, which I was told I would never be able to do without, I was enabled to see out of one eye. Through the study of Science and Health I have been able to dispense with one pair of glasses but still find the use of glasses necessary in my work, although I can read some without them. I am sure the work God has begun in me He will complete.

For all these blessings I am deeply grateful, but like many others I feel even more grateful for the new and broader outlook on life which Christian Science has given me. The knowledge that there is only one infinite Mind is enabling me to overcome many errors of temperament, such as selfishness and irritability. I always had an intense desire to help humanity, but the problem of evil seemed so great that I felt helpless before it, and it was not until I gained some knowledge of Christian Science that I realized the far-reaching possibilities of doing good to others, overcoming the belief in evil with the knowledge of its nothingness, instead of standing helpless before it as something equal if not superior to God. There have been many strenuous mental struggles against the myriad beliefs in evil, but each one has helped me to see something of what it meant to Mrs. Eddy when she was called upon to stem the tide of human thinking, which at times threatened to overwhelm her. She was indeed sustained by that wonderful vision of Truth which is undermining the whole foundation of mortal thought at the present time, and which, through the efforts of those pioneers who bore the burden and heat of the day, should make it so much easier for us to-day who are constantly supplied with that purifying stream of truth which flows through the Christian Science literature.

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