I became interested in Christian Science through idly...

I became interested in Christian Science through idly picking up copies of the Sentinel in waiting rooms and hotel lobbies when I was willing to read almost anything to help pass the time away. Before long, however, I found myself impatiently looking forward to the next issue of the periodical, with its simple, straightforward testimonies. A year or so later I was given the opportunity to find out for myself if by turning to and relying on God I could be cured. I became very ill with influenza and pneumonia, and when I refused to see a doctor and insisted on trying Christian Science, so far as the people around me were concerned I was doomed. Through the loving help of a practitioner, who called on me but once, I was able to be up and around the following day.

Shortly after that I became surrounded by a group of friends most of whom were members of the medical fraternity and as my ears were continually filled with terrifying stories concerning the after effects of the epidemic just past, the little faith I had was sadly shaken. As the climax of all this I suffered from melancholia which appeared to be slowly undermining my reason, attacks of heart trouble, anæmia, tubercular symptoms, and other ills, and in desperation my mother turned to Christian Science for help for me, as a last resort. Absent treatment was given me, and within a week or ten days all evidence of these disorders had entirely disappeared. I should also like to add that I had lost my hair during my illness and it stubbornly refused to grow again. That, too, was overcome, and to-day I am happy to say my hair is as thick as ever.

Signs of the Times
September 17, 1921

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