I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and...

I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and its healing, uplifting ministrations. Recently one of my fingers has become whole from a disfigurement covering a period of many years. When I was a very tiny girl curiosity led me to stick that finger into a cigar-cutter and it took the end of the finger off. It did not heal, but a callous formed over the major part of the finger tip and at very frequent intervals the finger would throb so painfully that the callous had to be removed. Some time ago it was annoying me and I recall at the time thinking that that finger had no right to be flaunting itself upon my attention in such a manner. Almost immediately I was cognizant of the obliteration of the sense of trouble, and when I noticed the finger again it was perfectly whole.

My initiatory interest in Christian Science came about in this way. A number of years ago I was invited by a Universalist minister to give an address in his pulpit on some Sunday morning. I thought that my religious experiences had been too chaotic to organize into an address which would be worth listening to, and declined. He was very insistent, and finally I consented to do the best I could. He asked me to say something on Christian Science in the course of the address. I knew nothing of that subject but went to work carefully and painstakingly searching through "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy for something definite to say. The only thing which is vivid in my memory of that address is this: I read the question from page 205, "When will the error of believing that there is life in matter, and that sin, sickness, and death are creations of God, be unmasked?" The comment was to the effect that Mrs. Eddy had undoubtedly expressed therein a great and fundamental truth, had we the ability to comprehend it.

October 29, 1921

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