My first personal experience with Christian Science...

My first personal experience with Christian Science brought me relief from acute inflammation of the eyes, and lifted me out of a tendency to inflamed lids and sties. However, I was one of those who, having eyes, see not; for, though the healing was instantaneous, I passed it by as an episode,—wonderful, indeed, but nothing that should change my religious views.

Some years later, I found myself in desperate need of help, unable to walk, because of a trouble which the doctors diagnosed as sciatica, in constant pain, unable to eat ordinary food, and in a mental condition such that I felt I might as well be dead as alive. These were, in fact, the words which I used to the friend who again presented Christian Science to my thought; but this time I definitely turned from matter to divine Mind, and sought the help of a Christian Science practitioner. Complete healing came by degrees, but certain results manifested themselves at once. From the day I took my first treatment I was able to eat normally. Within two weeks I was putting in regular hours at office work, and walking two blocks to take the street car. There was also a cheerfulness manifest which was most grateful to those around me. Through the faithful work of the practitioner, old modes of thought were laid aside; and I learned to be grateful for every improvement.

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