If any man is grateful for what Christian Science has...

If any man is grateful for what Christian Science has done for him it is I. From a man seeking the life of another I was changed into a seeker of Truth. Mortal mind, so called, argued that I was having the worst thing done to me that any man could have done to him, and screamed: "Follow and destroy. You have truth and justice on your side. No jury on earth would convict you." Of course, looking for error I found lots of it; but, as Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 476), "Error, urged to its final limits, is self-destroyed," which the following will prove.

All of my case was proved against my supposed enemy. Every detail was perfect. I had the evidence of his guilt in my pocket, and I did not care if I were apprehended or not after his destruction. I had no weapons but my two hands. I am a large man physically and at that time stood six feet, weighed over two hundred pounds, and had plenty of merely animal courage. I boarded the train and went to the city depot. I knew where to get off and take an elevated train to my supposed enemy's place of business. When the train stopped at the terminal I was in the rear end of the last car. As I followed the other passengers out I saw a copy of the Christian Science Sentinel lying on a seat. I picked it up and kept on walking. I do not know what I read, but I do know I walked maybe sixty or one hundred feet to a telephone booth, picked up a directory, found the word Christian Science, and the word practitioner after it. I did not know what they did, but I knew what the word "Christian" meant, so I found the telephone number of the one who I thought was the nearest to my residence, called her up, made an appointment with her for that evening, then walked out of that booth into a new world, and went about my duties, and that evening I received my first treatment in Christian Science. The first thing I was cured of was fear. I went home and slept all night, something I had not done in five months. In the morning, as usual, the first thing I started to do was take a chew of tobacco. Immediately there was such disgust for it that I threw it and a handsome leather pouch in the garbage can and have not used any chewing tobacco since.

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