It was just six years ago that Christian Science was first...

It was just six years ago that Christian Science was first brought to my notice by a friend, who sent me the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Up to that time I had never heard of this religion. On receiving the book I read part of it; but I completely failed to understand it, and thought I never should be able to comprehend it at all. This was, however, due to the deplorable state of thought I was in; for now I know that so-called mortal mind cannot possibly understand God as the only Mind and man as His spiritual idea or image, which Christian Science reveals to us.

For three years I glanced only occasionally at the textbook, although I always carried it in my pocket. At the end of that time I gradually awoke to the fact that many bad habits had left me quite unconsciously. I attributed this to Christian Science, and began to study more earnestly and regularly. Very slowly I experienced a great moral healing: the use of profanity slipped away; also a lot of evil thoughts; and the habits of smoking, drinking, and gambling were entirely overcome.

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