I was healed of a number of diseases through reading...

I was healed of a number of diseases through reading Science and Health, although I was not in the least interested in Christian Science and had no thought of physical healing. I was and had been for a number of years an invalid, miserable in every sense of the word, and finally began to feel that I must know more of God—in some way get closer to Him. I was reared in a most religious manner, having been taught the wonderful power of God as my dear mother understood it, so in my distress it was natural for me to turn to God.

A copy of Science and Health had been given me, and divine Love turned my attention to the reading of this book. I did not find it at all interesting, but read a few pages here and there some days, though not understanding anything I read. During this time, however, I forgot to take a material remedy which had been taken for years as a prevention for gallstones. It was some time, perhaps two weeks, before I noticed that I had not taken it; then I did not think of the reading I had done as having anything to do with this; I only realized that it had not been needed at all. Then one morning I found myself without a heavy support that was laced up on me every day on account of hernia. As the physician had told me of something terrible that would happen to me should I try to step without this truss, my first thought was to put it on, and I did so. I could not be operated on for this trouble because of Bright's disease, but I noticed that even this was changing, and I suffered less from severe headaches; and like a flash it dawned on me that it was through my reading in Science and Health these changes had been brought about.

When I realized what a blessing I had in this book I at once went to work to learn what Christian Science is, and through this reading, and the study of the Lesson-Sermon each day, although it did not seem as if I understood one bit of it, I was healed of Bright's disease, gallstones, heart trouble, hernia, and many other unpleasant things. This was not done without a great effort on my part, for I was in such a confused mental condition that it took me hours to hunt the references out. I also made a sacrifice to get the Journal and Sentinel, which I spent my time in reading—every word in them—but seemingly without understanding. Then "Miscellaneous Writings" came to me, and the joy that the article "Love Your Enemies" brought to me I can never be grateful enough for. I read it very often, it seems so wonderful to me. In it I first learned that I had no enemy; then too I began to learn how to love—that to me was the beautiful healing.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has proved itself to me as the Comforter
November 29, 1919

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