When Christian Science was first seriously brought to my...

When Christian Science was first seriously brought to my attention I was practically down and out in consequence of at first reluctantly, then willingly, following after false gods. This state of affairs had been in the process of development for months, and on a day when the end of my rope was reached I was unexpectedly invited to spend the afternoon with a Christian Science friend. That evening I was lifted out of my trouble and ushered in upon a new era of existence.

The visit opened with a discussion of the nature of God, whom I have come to discern in the aftermath of experiences as the supreme governing intelligence, Life, Truth, and Love,—and I wanted to talk about Him and nothing else. It closed with my carrying away with me a borrowed copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, having learned that she wrote of such a God. Hastening with the little book to my room in a hotel, I read fifty pages without stopping, so hungry was I for the truth it contained, and experienced a very perceptible transformation of thought.

At some moment during that reading, now over years ago, the spell of the liquor habit, which had me quite in its meshes, was broken. The healing was instantaneous and I realized that I had at last found something better than the effects of alcohol to allay a troubled and turbulent mind, something that brought, with satisfying spiritual draughts, that peace "which passeth all understanding." And then, with my mental state rehabilitated, there followed quick relief, through employment, from financial embarrassment. Several months later the craving for cigarettes vanished while I was reading the testimony of the healing of a drunkard through Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
My heart overflows with gratitude for all the good that...
March 19, 1921

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