I wish to express through the Sentinel my sincere appreciation...

I wish to express through the Sentinel my sincere appreciation of the unfailing power of Truth, Life, and Love, as interpreted through "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. That Christian Science is the primitive Christianity that Christ Jesus taught, again brought to light, is daily proved by those who are willing to obey, and to put into practice what be taught.

Several years ago I had reached the point where I had no further desire to live, as according to materia medica I could expect in a few years to become a helpless cripple through supposedly inherited and incurable rheumatic gout. My hands were already out of shape and I was never free from pain. Chronic indigestion, colds, headaches, eye trouble, irregular heart action, and periodic attacks of nervous prostration were surely none of the things one wanted for daily companions. I had been brought up in a denominational church, the teachings of which I could not reconcile with Christianity as Jesus taught it. I finally came to believe that religion was either a great farce or entirely mythological and impractical. The more I read the Bible the more mystified I became.

But somehow I always retained the belief that there was a lovable God if we knew how to find Him. Going to church for appearance's sake, and reading the Bible through fear of neglecting a duty, I knew could not be the right path by which to approach a loving God. In my extremity, I frequently cried out for light and a way out of pain and discord. I did not then know that right desire is prayer; nevertheless, having prayed aright, that prayer was answered. A dear woman, seeing my great need, told me of God's goodness and availability, and that I had only to accept God's help to be freed from pain and trouble.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with the deepest gratitude that I desire to relate my...
November 19, 1921

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