On page 164 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany,"...

On page 164 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Mrs. Eddy says, "What is gratitude but a powerful camera obscura, a thing focusing light where love, memory, and all within the human heart is present to manifest light." A short time ago, in the midst of my restudy of Miscellany, I found my thought lingering over these words, and rejoicing in the clear exposition which characterizes all our Leader's works. For several days thereafter my thought continued to revert to this passage, but it was not until still later that I realized a larger and more spiritual meaning of "gratitude" had been unfolded to me.

On my way from business one evening, I found myself believing that I had a headache. I immediately endeavored to correct my thinking; but, as the belief appeared quite persistent, I relinquished all thought of having dinner and went home, where in the quiet of my room I spent a few moments in silencing the material senses and in earnest declarations of the truth. Then I became conscious of a strong sense of love, and of thankfulness for Christian Science, for the many blessings which have come into my experience through the study of the truth, and very soon I was joyously aware that the clouds of sense had vanished, that the focused rays of the light of love and memory had driven away the seeming cloudiness.

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