It is now more than twenty years since the light of...

It is now more than twenty years since the light of Christian Science first dawned on my consciousness. The illumination came with physical healing, in the search for which I had turned to Christian Science. This seemed marvelous at the time; but in the years that have followed, health and strength have become so natural that I have hardly known what it is to feel ill, any discordant condition having generally been very quickly overcome. This is also true of other Scientist members of my family. If asked what I am chiefly grateful for, the reply must be, for the knowledge of God gained in Christian Science. This knowledge, even though only feebly grasped and imperfectly demonstrated, does transform life and bring an underlying sense of confidence and peace which nothing else could give.

All through the long months and years of the war which raged in Europe, when for so long everything seemed on the side of the enemy except the indomitable spirit of our men and the conviction that we were standing for the right, it was Christian Science, with its absolute assurance of the all-power and presence of God as divine Principle or infinite Mind, ever operative in human affairs, which gave to that conviction the certainty of ultimate victory. Again and again when the forces of evil seemed to be getting the mastery and to be sweeping all before them, the inspired words of our dear Leader restored confidence and banished fear and doubt: "Right alone is irresistible, permanent, eternal" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 268); and again, "Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind" (Science and Health, p. 60). Such statements as these were indeed our daily food, and never failed to strengthen and sustain.

July 26, 1919
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