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

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says (p. 462), "The anatomy of Christian Science teaches when and how to probe the self-inflicted wounds of selfishness, malice, envy, and hate."

This statement was made practical to me in 1892 when I was healed of tumor. I was convalescing from a belief of nervous prostration; having been ill for some time and becoming weary of what the attending physician told me, I decided to call upon another one for treatment. This second one felt that a consultation was necessary, and to this I consented. When the consultation was over I was told that an operation was necessary, and at once, as there was great danger of death. I made all arrangements for it then and there, but on my return home my husband protested, and while I was deliberating as to what I should do in the matter, a friend called on me and told me of Christian Science. I had not heard of Christian Science before but I was eager to be healed, so seized upon the advice of my friend, consulted a practitioner, and in three weeks was completely healed. Through the work done for me the "self-inflicted wounds of selfishness" had been healed. This is only one of many demonstrations in our home.

The belief of sorrow and separation was met through the realization that God is ever present, and man, His idea, is ever conscious of this presence. I am so grateful to God for all these blessings, grateful to our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, for bringing to a waiting world the truth that heals the sick and reforms the sinner, and I send this testimony in the hope that it will help some one as I have been helped by reading those of others in our periodicals.

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Signs of the Times
January 22, 1921

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