The time has come when I feel I can no longer withhold...

The time has come when I feel I can no longer withhold an expression of appreciation for what Christian Science has brought into my life. From infancy I was a weak, sickly child, and when I reached young womanhood health was sadly lacking and I continued to grow worse, until I was a chronic invalid. For about seven years I "suffered many things of many physicians," until in desperation I turned to Christian Science as a last resort. I had been subject to attacks of extreme suffering, for which physicians offered no relief but morphine, and the time had come when the after effects of narcotics were so terrible that I could no longer resort to that means of obtaining relief. During one of these attacks I asked for Christian Science treatment, and within half an hour I was asleep and did not awake for six or seven hours; then I arose, ate a hearty meal, went back to bed, and slept the night through without awaking. I awoke the next morning healed, and have not again had a severe attack. Error tried to assert itself several times during the first year or so after this healing, but in every instance it was put to flight by the application of the truth.

Later on, I was attacked by pleurisy. The pain was most intense all day long and by six o'clock in the evening I was in such distress I could scarcely breathe, so decided to call for help. Treatment was given immediately, and inside of an hour I was on my way to the Wednesday evening testimony meeting, and by time the meeting was over I was completely healed. I have also been healed to a great extent of a hateful, selfish disposition and lack of consideration for others. This is perhaps the more remarkable healing, as one is usually anxious to be relieved of his sufferings and will make every effort to bring this about, while self-righteousness and selfishness are likely to be hugged close. I was also healed of a great sorrow at the time my mother passed away and can honestly say that I have had no feeling of separation or loss, although we were constant companions, as I know that God's idea cannot know separation.

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