Many years ago I found myself desiring something better...

Many years ago I found myself desiring something better than was offered by those sincere friends who were trying to help me understand the Bible more clearly. I always had respect for Jesus, but was unable to understand how his teachings could be applied to the present day. Enjoying the best of health, but living under the fear of attacks of a so-called malady that had removed several of my immediate family. I was fast becoming convinced of the powerlessness of materia medica. Finally meeting with an accident which resulted in a badly sprained back, I called for Christian Science help and was able to resume my daily duties without loss of time. This was seventeen years ago. Since that time I have been a follower of the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, with the result that many problems have been worked out through applying my understanding of divine Principle.

Several years ago I was attacked by a dog and bitten on the hand. In a few minutes my hand and arm were badly swollen and inflamed. I went quietly to work for myself with Christian Science and in less than an hour the hand was normal except for the wound, which quickly healed; and I have scarcely a scar from this experience. Always having been a lover of animals, I was at a loss to know why this dog attacked me, especially when I was in the act of patting him. Later it dawned upon my consciousness that I did not attempt to pat this dog because I loved him, but because I feared him, and I was using this method to compromise with him. This taught me that there is no compromising with error, but that we must work out our problems from the standpoint of divine Principle.

One of the problems solved that had disturbed me greatly was the belief in death. Discouragement, which had manifested itself very strongly, was likewise overcome. This opened my understanding to the fact that envy, in the guise of discouragement, was handling me. Envy I realized to be a sin, and through this realization I was willing to forsake this belief. These truths relieved me of a great burden that had caused me mental unrest, and showed me that mortal existence consists of the beliefs of the physical senses.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a grateful and joyful heart that I remember...
May 2, 1925

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