Letters from the Field

"Have been intending for some time to write you this letter of appreciation for my experience at the Sanatorium of The Christian Science Benevolent Association, but, as that experience grows on me with the passage of time, I assure you my gratitude is none the less for the delay. As you know, I entered the Sanatorium on a stretcher on the twenty-seventh day of April last [1920], unable to use legs or arms and quite helpless, to appearances, in every way—could not even feed myself, my extremities and parts of my body being in practically a paralyzed condition. In three weeks' time after my arrival I was walking and using my hands and arms, and at the end of seven weeks I left in full possession of all my faculties. From the moment of my entrance at the Sanatorium my improvement was marked and apparent. The quiet, the peace, the harmony, and the love radiating from all sides were constantly and consciously with me. The beauty, the harmony, and, with all, the simplicity of the place bore in upon my consciousness with a quiet insistency that brought that peace of mind which 'passeth all understanding.'

"As I look back over the happy days spent with you, the sense of comfort and peace which came to me as the result of the harmony of the furnishings and surroundings stand out vividly. I felt at home from the time of my arrival, and the tenderness and love of all those with whom I came in contact shall always remain as a most pleasant and healing memory.

(Signed) "William D. Kilpatrick."

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Approaching True Brotherhood
March 18, 1922

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