My family felt the touch of the healing Christ in 1915...

My family felt the touch of the healing Christ in 1915 through the healing of my mother after material means had failed; and although I had been healed during the influenza epidemic, I did not then become interested in Christian Science. During my first two years of college I drifted, but I recall now that every time I was in trouble I would try to know the truth, and sometimes even sought help from a practitioner.

Finally, I met a friend who listened to my talk of Christian Science with interest. Soon we began attending church together, and in 1924 we joined a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. The following spring, just after our graduation from college, we were blessed with class instruction from the same teacher. We were also admitted to membership in The Mother Church. The reason why this young woman, who is now my wife, and I were able to make some measure of progress in Christian Science, and work out our problems together, was that we learned to rejoice in tribulation and seek God's answer to all our problems. This has truly blessed us, teaching us that God hallows every human relationship and answers all our prayers.

I have had many physical healings. One in particular was a great lesson, teaching me that every discord is a mental problem. While at the university I suffered an infection of the finger which grew malignant. I was in pain day and night. Our work in Science seemed to fail; so in fear and desperation I went to the university infirmary, where they told me I had not come too soon. They lanced the finger, and I was a daily visitor there for over a month. Although they were very kind, the whole experience was very painful. Not long afterward, the same infected condition appeared on the calf of my leg, and I suffered as much as before. But this time I knew the error had to be destroyed through Christian Science. One afternoon I went to a practitioner's office, and he said, "It is right for that to open, and Truth will do it." I went home in ease, tore off the bandage, and the great regenerative power of right thinking had done the work! There was no pain after that. This taught me that God is the real healer, for the condition never returned.

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Testimony of Healing
My heart is full of gratitude for the many blessings that...
June 8, 1929

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