Love and gratitude for Christian Science and the desire...

Love and gratitude for Christian Science and the desire that my experience may help some one else impel me to write my testimony. When I turned to Christian Science many years ago and asked for treatment it was a case of man's extremity being God's opportunity. I was in a very unhappy state of mind and physically ill with an extreme form of nervous prostration. I was under the care of a physician, who I know was a good Christian man and who was most kind and patient in doing everything he knew how to do to relieve my sufferings, but without success. Relatives who were students of Christian Science had asked me to try it for healing, and at last in desperation I went to see a practitioner.

My healing was slow, but during the following year I was freed from the nervous prostration, chronic bowel disorder, and frequent attacks of throat trouble, diseases of which I had been a victim since childhood. I am thankful for the freedom these physical healings have given me, but more grateful than I know how to tell for the changes Christian Science has brought about in my own consciousness,—the lessening of intense fear, the overcoming of a tendency to harbor resentment, jealousy, and self-pity for my own wrong thinking, with its attendant suffering for which I held others responsible. Only those who have had similar experiences can realize the joy and freedom that come from gaining some dominion over such conditions of thought. The reformation and healing have come only as I have gained a better understanding of God and man and been obedient to this understanding.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the loving, noble woman, Mrs. Eddy, who was good enough to perceive and to give to the world this wonderful truth which Jesus taught and demonstrated and which he said we should know, and thus be made free. All that I know of health and happiness, all that I have, all that I am to-day, I owe to Christian Science. My earnest desire is to live in unfaltering obedience to its teachings.

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Testimony of Healing
A few years ago my mother was taken suddenly ill one...
May 10, 1919

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