About August 1, 1914, I commenced to read Christian Science...

About August 1, 1914, I commenced to read Christian Science literature and attend Christian Science services. From that time to the present my two children and I have had no help except Christian Science treatment; and various and many healings have taken place. In fact, our every problem has been solved. Sometimes the healing was instantaneous, and sometimes it took time; the healing of a goiter took six months, while chronic sick headaches, believed to be hereditary, were healed in six weeks. With the overcoming of the headaches came the healing of chronic nosebleed, another belief of heredity. A dislocated kneecap became adjusted in a few treatments, most of which were absent. My son was stricken with acute hiccups and a boil on his hand, and was healed in three treatments. At the same time he was healed of incessant cigarette smoking; and he has gained about forty pounds since then,—a year ago.

Being very busy all the time, I have progressed slowly, but surely, and do not hesitate to say that failure to receive benefit from Christian Science does not lie in a defect in the Science, but in a lack of understanding of it. I want to relate a healing of a business affair that I consider wonderful. About September 1, 1921, after I had worked very hard, conscientiously, loyally, against seemingly great odds in what might be termed a political position, instead of recognition of services and an increase in salary, a cut of five dollars a week was made in my pay. The sense of injustice, resentment, and grief was so great that it took all my knowledge of Science to stand still and see the thing properly. For relief I attended a Christian Science lecture in our local church by a lecturer who had been a business-man for many years. It seemed as if the lecture had been prepared for my especial benefit, because he handled jealousy and competition, and the belief prevalent in the business world that one could advance only by taking from his neighbor, and so on. Then he went on to state how he first began to overcome his sense of these things by beginning to give to the Cause of Christian Science.

I went away from that lecture comforted; and the next morning I said to one of my employers, who was a Scientist, "Well, if everybody gets as much out of a lecture as I did out of that one I should like to help some one else in grief to get a little comfort, so I am going to contribute the amount I was cut on the week,—five dollars." I made good my word, intending only to send it that once; but before the month was out I was making—by working at night for an hour or so—the twenty dollars a month I had been deprived of. I kept on contributing five dollars a month. And here comes the climax of the demonstration, which did not occur to me until afterward: it was just one year from the date of the cut, when the board of directors of the company I was serving called a special meeting to disband in order to create a new board; and I was given a check for two hundred and fifty dollars, almost the amount of the cut,—fifty-two weeks at five dollars a week. I wish to state in conclusion that at all times during the turmoil, covering a period of two years in a political position, I held constantly in mind that to keep the thought honest, loyal, and close to divine Principle would eventually end in the establishment of right over might; and it has worked out that way.

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Testimony of Healing
Being deeply grateful, and hoping that this testimony...
November 8, 1924

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