When I first heard of Christian Science I was in a most...

When I first heard of Christian Science I was in a most unhappy and despondent mental state, finding no joy in living, and I had never known good health. I now know it was divine Love that led me to seek employment in an establishment where, I soon learned, all the other employees were Christian Scientists. Their conversation centered around God, Love, Christ, healing, man as God's image—subjects I had never discussed, much less understood, though I had considered myself a Christian; and surely I had never experienced God's protection as they claimed to do.

At first I listened in secret amusement, but soon I was drinking in every word; and finally I humbly asked how I too could find happiness, health, and the attainments I rightfully desired. Gladly they gave me booklets to read. I could not comprehend them fully, but I did gain a new idea of God, as caring for me and granting me what was right for me to have. Then the office was closed for the summer and I no longer had these friends to help me, but I clung to the thought that God would guide me.

Shortly after this my mother unexpectedly proposed that I take up a certain course of study, one that I had repeatedly asked for and been denied. I came to Chicago, successfully completed my studies, and entered the business world, but in so doing lost contact with my small knowledge of Christian Science. Often the desire to know more of it would return; and when I lost my position under unpleasant conditions, I resolved that the time had come to really look into Christian Science. However, I did not do so until a dear friend called up a practitioner and made an appointment for me, thereby preventing my putting it off any longer. I kept the appointment, and came away with a new understanding of business and employment. I learned that I was not merely employed by a mortal, but that our real selves were employed by God, and that His work must always be done. Treatment was given; and the next morning I received over the telephone two offers of work, one of which I accepted. I felt so convinced of God's care that I started to read in earnest, procuring a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy and going to a Wednesday evening testimony meeting for the first time. I afterwards returned to my first position under more harmonious conditions, the result of a practitioner's work.

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Testimony of Healing
The light which Christian Science brought into my life...
July 2, 1927

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