When "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...

When "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy was placed in my hands, ten years ago, I was not at all interested in it, but in glancing through it I read a sentence which impressed me as a very positive and powerful statement. The book was then laid aside until some months later, when I was suffering from a very severe headache, and, no medicine being available, the thought came to me that if I could find that statement which I had read, it might help. In spite of the argument that I did not know in which chapter or on what page I had read it, and that I would not be able to read it if I did find it, I persisted, got up, found the book and opened it to the very statement I sought, which is on page 14 of Science and Health, where Mrs. Eddy says: "Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual,—neither in nor of matter,—and the body will then utter no complaints. If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well." I read the statement several times, trying to realize its meaning, and in a very short time was completely healed.

Since that time I have had many blessings and healings, but I am most grateful for the healing of appetite, an ungovernable temper, hatred, malice, jealousy, sensitiveness, and the like, and while there is much room for further improvement I am sure it will come if I put into practice what I know of Christian Science. One very beautiful proof of the power of Truth which I have experienced is that of the destruction of discord in the home. This error seemed rampant, but not until I realized that it was my acceptance of a false concept of my fellow man, and my own wrong thinking which needed healing, and ceased to try to adjust the lives of others and turned the searchlight within, did the healing take place; but I can say that all inharmony has been healed beyond my highest expectations. The statement from Science and Health, beginning on page 476: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick," and the following from "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 277): "No evidence before the material senses can close my eyes to the scientific proof that God, good, is supreme. Though clouds are round about Him, the divine justice and judgment are enthroned. Love is especially near in times of hate, and never so near as when one can be just amid lawlessness, and render good for evil," were my support in the hours of trial.

Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for the help received...
January 8, 1921

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