Christian Science has been such a constant help to me...

Christian Science has been such a constant help to me during the last eleven years that I wish to express my gratitude through the channel provided by the printed testimonies. My greatest gratitude is due to the fact that Christian Science has given me an understanding of God. In my childhood it was incomprehensible to me what people meant when they spoke about God. Before I was fully grown up I had decided that life was not worth while, because it seemed to me that I was a victim of circumstances over which I had no control; and there seemed no way out. Years later, friends of mine became students of Christian Science, and I could feel the change in their thought so distinctly that I started to read the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; but when I came to the second chapter, "Atonement and Eucharist," I returned the book, as I had been brought up in the Hebrew faith and was afraid that I would have to accept the doctrine of three persons in one. A year later I was led to make an appointment with a practitioner, as I hoped Christian Science, although it was not for me, might help someone dear to me. During a two hours' talk it was lovingly explained to me that God is good, and that if I admitted only true thoughts into my consciousness good would come into my experience. When the practitioner left, I felt a happiness never before experienced, and found that I had been healed of dyspepsia, insomnia, and rheumatism.

Then I began reading the Christian Science textbook again and found that it was almost a closed book to me; but being fully convinced that it contained the truth of being which I needed to know, I persevered in my study, and gradually the way became clearer. The place which Jesus filled and the office of the Christ were explained so that my reason was satisfied.

I am grateful for many physical healings. Colds, defective eyesight, a nervous breakdown, and other ailments have yielded to the power of Truth. Before coming into Christian Science I had not known what it was to feel well; since then sickness has never interfered with the performance of my duties, which have often been strenuous. More grateful even than for the physical healing am I for the moral healing that is taking place. Fear, doubt, destructive criticism, impatience, lack, are giving place to the verities of Mind, as I am learning to reflect God's qualities.

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December 29, 1928

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