Sincere gratitude impels me to testify, to all of the readers...

Sincere gratitude impels me to testify, to all of the readers of our periodicals, of the great good that has come to me and mine through the study and application of Christian Science. My parents became students of Christian Science when I was a very young girl. My mother had been sick a good portion of the time, and when they heard about Christian Science, they decided to try it for her; and she was healed. Her healing was followed by my father's healing of heart trouble.

I was considered a very frail child, and had had many of sickness. It was several years after my parents took up the study of Christian Science before the erroneous physical conditions were all overcome for me; but it was finally accomplished through the understanding they gained of this wonderful truth. Later, I had many trying experiences before I found that I had my own work to do and could not always depend on my parents to keep me well and happy, to shield me, and to do my work. Then I learned to understand what Mrs. Eddy meant when she said in the article entitled "An Allegory" in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 328): "Suddenly the Stranger shouts, 'Let them alone; they must learn from the things they suffer. Make thine own way; and if thou strayest, listen for the mountain-horn, and it will call thee back to the path that goeth upward.'" I had many opportunities, through my mental sufferings, to prove the power of God which is taught in Christian Science; and in every path which I have traveled since, I have had an ever present help in the Love that "never faileth." My great endeavor, each day, is to express more love. I know that God is leading me; and as I press upward and "listen for the mountain-horn," I get glimpses of the peace that will be mine when I have attained what Mrs. Eddy calls "the bliss of loving unselfishly, working patiently, and conquering all that is unlike God," as found on page 262 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

It is with the deepest sense of love to God, and gratitude to Mrs. Eddy, that I submit this testimony of the benefits which have come to me through the study of Christian Science.—(Mrs.)Olive M. Todd, Columbus, Ohio.

The Better Way
January 6, 1923

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