I have always enjoyed reading the testimonies, and...

I have always enjoyed reading the testimonies, and have thought for a long time I would write and tell of some of the many blessings I have received since coming into Christian Science. I came to Christian Science for physical healing. It seemed to me I had every ill that one could have. I was not sick enough to go to bed, but was miserable most of the time; and I think I made my family so also by telling them just how I felt. The first thing I was told to do in Science was to stop telling any one how I felt. I did as I was told, and have never regretted it.

I thought that the physical healing was all there was to Christian Science, although I notice that the Scientists I met seemed very happy, and for that reason I, too, wanted to be one. I began to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, but did not seem to get anything out of what I read. My seeming trouble, however, began to vanish. My friends and my family could see a great change in me. I thought that was all there was to it, and expected to be well the rest of my life; and very naturally I was delighted. However, I soon found that I had something to do to maintain this state of harmony, as my old complaints returned. When I began to realize that the criticism, resentment, and hate—the very things that had caused the ailments—were still in my consciousness, I realized they must be destroyed before I could be free; and I began to see that wrong thinking brought the discords. There are many false traits of character yet to be overcome, and my healing has been slow; but for this I am thankful, as I have had to study the more faithfully, whereas, had it been otherwise, I might have given up.

The study of Christian Science has given me an understanding of God and of the Bible which otherwise I should never have had. This alone to me is priceless. I am a better woman in every way, morally, mentally, and physically, and am trying to let my light shine that I may be recognized as a Christian Scientist. All that I am, or ever expect to be, I owe to the understanding of God I have gained through the study of Christian Science. I am more grateful every day to God and to Mrs. Eddy for this truth.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to add my testimony of gratitude for the many...
April 26, 1924

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