All the health, peace, and joy I have had during the...

All the health, peace, and joy I have had during the past four and a half years I owe to the understanding of God as revealed to me through the study of Christian Science. Thus it is with deep gratitude I send this testimony, trusting that it may help others, especially any who, perhaps, are "halting between two opinions" (Science and Health, p. 236).

Until the autumn of 1913 Christian Science was unknown to me. For some four or five years previous to this I had longed for a religion based on the life and teachings of Christ Jesus. From childhood I had attended a church and had loved the same; but the time had come when, instead of accepting blindly the teachings of others, I wanted to understand for myself. In my search for Truth I had almost unconsciously imbibed the habit of criticizing and judging my fellow-men. Pride and injustice, which seemed so rife, I hated; and I condemned the people whom I considered were guilty of the same.

It was thus Christian Science found me; and although all I heard about it at this time was adverse to it, yet for this reason alone I deemed it worthy of notice. At the same time, too, I learned incidentally that one with whom circumstances brought me into contact was a Christian Scientist. She never mentioned Science to me, but lived her religion.

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November 3, 1923

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