I cannot cease to be grateful to God; to Mrs. Eddy, the...

I cannot cease to be grateful to God; to Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, the religion of Love; and to its many workers in the field for the literature through which I have found indeed that "Love is the liberator" (Science and Health, p. 225), and have found peace and the consciousness of one Mind, or God. For more than four years I have been struggling and fighting against the thought of my color and the bondage of the negro race. I fought and prayed daily, hourly, for that Mind to be in me "which was also in Christ Jesus," that I might see the perfect man and overcome hate, prejudice, fear, and the many beliefs which seemed to rise from this bondage. This final conflict was mastered by steadfast reliance on God and the understanding gained through the study of Christian Science, which makes clear the unreality of every phase this illusion might present. Through a knowledge of the perfect creation, or man in the image and likeness of God, we prove man's birthright to be dominion, not subjection.

Having been lifted from a sense of sorrow, grief, pain, and suffering into the realm of love, joy, and peace which cannot be expressed, I can only strive more earnestly each day to prove my gratitude by living and practicing the truths taught in Christian Science, and by making manifest the works of Christ Jesus. I finally got to a place in the regenerating or healing of self where I found I needed help and correction. This help was asked for, and after two weeks' treatment and instruction which corrected my wrong way of thinking I felt strong and like another person. For the faithful work, which strengthened and supported me on to victory, I am ever grateful.

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