While I have been interested in Christian Science for several...

While I have been interested in Christian Science for several years, the last few weeks have brought me so much clearer an understanding that I must let no more time elapse before expressing my sincerest gratitude, with the hope that in so doing I may be of assistance to some one who has become discouraged with a slow healing. Through trial and tribulation the way grows so dark at some time in the life of every one who knows nothing higher than the human sense of things, that one feels he cannot go on. From infancy I had been a great sufferer from headaches, and money had not been spared in trying everything in a material way to relieve the pain. With the continual suffering my fear increased, and the headaches became more frequent and more serious. As a last resort I tried Christian Science, but results did not seem to be satisfactory for a long time. It was in the midst of discouragement that I called on the loving practitioner, greeting her with the statement that I had continued with my study of Science to cure the headaches. She at once corrected my thought, saying that as long as I expected to cure something instead of desiring a higher understanding of God, the healing might be deferred. I find that with the recognition of man's real being as perfect reflection, and with a constant desire to serve God, which indirectly means serving humanity, any condition of ill health, lack, or inharmony can be overcome.

The first verse of the twenty-seventh psalm: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" has carried me through many difficult times of intense fear. It is a glorious thing to know that God is ever ready to help us when we have proved the emptiness of material things and are ready for a higher understanding.

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