I took up the study of Christian Science about six years...

I took up the study of Christian Science about six years ago. At that time I was very unhappy, and did not know where to turn for help. Although brought up in the Church of England, its teachings had never appealed to me, and I had long since given up attending its services. I had sought happiness in worldly pleasures, but failed to find it. At this point I came across the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and although I did not for one moment think it could help me (I thought I had no use at all for religion), I started to read it—more out of curiosity than anything else. I had not finished the first chapter before I knew it contained that which I had always been seeking. I did not altogether understand it, but I shall never forget the great sense of peace which came to me as I read the chapter on Prayer. It was as though a great burden had been lifted.

Since that time I have experienced numberless blessings. I have been healed of a great deal of fear; in fact, I do not think I realized how large a place fear held in my consciousness until it began to be uncovered and destroyed. Shortly after taking up the study of Christian Science, I was attacked with severe pain in the throat and neck. There was considerable swelling, and my neck became practically rigid. I could neither bend nor move it, and scarcely knew how to sit up or lie down. I was very young in Science at the time, very fearful, and quite unable to overcome the condition myself, so asked help from a practitioner. I do not remember exactly how long it was before the complete healing came, but I believe it was a matter of some three weeks. The healing, however, was complete; and I have never had a return of the trouble.

I have found Christian Science a wonderful help in my business life, and have been enabled through a slight understanding of its teaching to undertake and perform work of which I had previously no knowledge. Problems have come up, but whenever I have earnestly and honestly tried to put aside a human sense of things, and have turned to the one Mind for guidance, I have invariably found their solution. In this way I have been enabled to catch a glimpse of the great fact that substance is spiritual, and that God, Spirit, alone supplies our every need. As Mrs. Eddy so beautifully puts it, Truth never falters nor fails" (Miscellany, p. 130); and I know that as I go on, faithfully putting into practice my understanding of this truth, "the way will grow brighter 'unto the perfect day'" (Science and Health, p. 496). I am deeply grateful to our dear Leader, Mary Baker Eddy.

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Testimony of Healing
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January 6, 1923

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