During my boyhood, all the diseases that presented themselves...

During my boyhood, all the diseases that presented themselves were successfully overcome through the application of Christian Science. These included grippe, diphtheria, tonsillitis, and mumps. All through my school and college days, particularly while in college, Christian Science turned many seeming defeats into victories. Impetuous desires were balked, and the truth was allowed full sway to reveal the better way. Fear of examinations was completely destroyed. I want especially to express my gratitude for the Christian Science Society of the university. Here, a unity among those who were like-minded was established, and it served effectively to ward off the agnosticism that prevailed. There was also the opportunity for a loving interchange of testimonies of healing of conditions more or less pertaining to students.

As a soldier in the world war I found Christian Science a never failing source of inspiration and protection. Daily service at the front for five months was a severe test. But the evidence of the senses was constantly refuted by the abiding conviction that, as the Bible says, we live, move, and have our being in God (Mind). I was almost completely incapacitated in the Argonne by a physical disorder for which many were sent back to hospital. I wrote to the Christian Science Welfare Worker in Paris for help, and immediate relief was received. In a short time a complete healing was effected. This was surely a splendid demonstration of the power of spiritual understanding to heal those absent, and even unknown.

Four years ago the one dearest to me passed through the experience called death. My healing from sorrow was far from quick. Almost at once, however, the light came through Mrs. Eddy's words in "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 31), "The loss of material objects of affection sunders the dominant ties of earth and points to heaven." Due to the great gulf between my previous condition of thought and the new outlook, many healings of deep-seated traits, embedded in beliefs of heredity and intellectuality, had to be made. With progress in this work came an ever increasing measure of calm, peace, and spontaneity.

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Testimony of Healing
Over ten years ago I attended a Christian Science lecture,...
February 16, 1929

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