As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I feel impelled...

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I feel impelled to express publicly my gratitude for Christian Science. I did not take it up for physical healing, but because I was, as my first practitioner suggested, "homesick for God," and a lifetime of seeking Him through the churches had left me desolate. Physical healings followed, however. I have been freed from imperfect eyesight, for which I had worn glasses for many years; broken arches (a doctor had just told me that I should never again walk comfortably); chronic laryngitis and bronchitis; chronic constipation that had led me to an operation for appendicitis; supposedly very weak nerves; and a general sense of being delicate. I had one healing within twenty-four hours of a sharp attack of pneumonia.

But all of these are as nothing compared to the spiritual benefits I have received. The glimpse I caught of the truth fed my affections, taught me when my parents passed on that there is no separation, cured me of loneliness, and is gradually healing me of many unlovely traits of character. I have the privilege of membership in a Christian Science Society and in The Mother Church, and have had the uplifting joy of class instruction. Other wonderful demonstrations of God's love and abundant care for me and mine have filled me with gratitude.

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