Coming to the United States as a young girl, with very...

Coming to the United States as a young girl, with very little knowledge of the English language, I became sensitive and self-conscious, and for many years it was very hard for me to speak to or before strangers. Only those who have had similar experience will know the unhappiness of such a mental state. When I became interested in Christian Science, about thirteen years ago, and began attending regularly the Wednesday evening testimony meetings, there came a great desire, greater than ever before, to be free from this bondage, so that I might be able to get on my feet and thank God for giving me Christian Science and the blessings its teaching had brought me.

I received my healing at a Wednesday evening meeting. A lady of foreign birth spoke of her anguish whenever she met strangers. She said that when she realized there is only one God, and therefore one government and one universal language, the language of Love, she was free. I pondered this during the week, and realized that as "God is no respecter of persons," neither is He a respecter of language. If we feel grateful to God and want to tell our friends and the strangers within our gates what God, through Christian Science, has done for us, He will help us to express our gratitude so that all may understand. Christ Jesus taught us that we can do nothing of ourselves; therefore we do not testify to our own glory, but to the glory of God. The next Wednesday evening I was able to thank God, free from nervousness; and I am now able to meet and converse happily with strangers.

Christian Science has been my only physician for nearly thirteen years. Because I wanted to be sure that I desired Christian Science, I kept in the house for some time medicine which I had believed gave me some relief from constipation and headaches. I wanted to be sure that I desired the truth to heal me—to be sure that I did not leave medicine alone merely because I did not have it around.

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