I wish to add my experience in grateful acknowledgment...

I wish to add my experience in grateful acknowledgment of the blessings Christian Science has brought to me. I awoke one morning to find it was impossible for me to get out of bed. Upon appealing to the medical fraternity, I was told I had sciatica. I tried practically all the schools of medicine, calling in five doctors in less than six months. They not only were unable to afford me any relief, but held out very little hope of an ultimate cure, although I am sure they were sincere and tried to do their very best for me. The prospect for the future indeed looked hopeless. I was out of employment, and on account of my physical condition could not have accepted a position had one been offered me. My wife was ill; we were without funds, and were borrowing money to meet our current expenses.

This was my condition when Christian Science was brought to my notice. I had always been very bitter toward and abusive of what I thought Christian Science to be; and it was with much skepticism that I allowed myself to see a Christian Science practitioner. The one to whom I applied explained to me the truth about God and man's relation to Him, substantiating his remarks by references from the Bible. The concept thus presented was a radically different one from that which I had gained as a child. At the request of the practitioner I borrowed a copy of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, at one of the Reading Rooms, bought a Christian Science Quarterly, found my dust-covered Bible, and began to read. This reading soon developed into earnest study as I progressed. In a very short time, with this study and help from the practitioner, I was completely healed of the trouble for which I had asked help; and a few days later I secured a position.

June 23, 1923

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