I am very grateful for Christian Science, for it has cured...

I am very grateful for Christian Science, for it has cured my family and me of many physical ills. While these have been strong proofs of the healing power of Truth, the mental healings, which I here wish to relate, have been, if possible, even more happily convincing.

The first demonstration was over sensitiveness. Since a child this had bothered me. Whenever I saw my playmates talking, heads together, I imagined that they were talking about me. Even when I grew older and common sense should have indicated the self-conceit of such a thought, still it clung. It caused distrust of those over me and those under me. Christian Science has shown me the self-centeredness, the selfishness, of such error. I have learned that others have much else to occupy them besides thinking evil of me; and more important still, that so long as my own thought is right, others' thoughts and words cannot affect me. I have learned to let my thought go out and not in. Sensitiveness no longer disturbs me.

A sense of personal responsibility persecuted me for a long while after I was married. I was constantly afraid of losing my employers, If I felt unjustly treated or underpaid by my employers, I dared not say a word. Finally, after working for several years for one employer, and trying, especially toward the last, to be led by Truth to take what action was right, I made a change. Then a few months later, in a city where I knew almost no one, I was discharged. Like Job, "the thing which I greatly feared" had come upon me. It was a testing time. It was some time before, with the loving help of my sister, who is a Christian Scientist, and the cooperative courage of my dear wife, I was able to overcome a black, guilty, sick feeling,—the old fear and false sense of responsibility. But at length that was met, and I settled down to a temporary position with very low pay. But all was different. A new happiness was in everything. I now enjoyed even the simplest, most menial tasks. At length, one day, without any material footsteps whatever, came an offer of work in my former line at good pay. It was from a firm that I had never even heard of before. Divine Love had met my need. How can I but be grateful for such a demonstration?

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Testimony of Healing
I have been an adherent of Christian Science for about...
September 13, 1924

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