"How and when did you come to hear of Christian Science?"...

"How and when did you come to hear of Christian Science?" was a question put to me by a member of a Christian Science church. In thought I retraced the years to the time when a man in my employ who knew something about the teachings of Christian Science used to say to me, "You ought to be a Christian Scientist." This became a saying in the building, and if one of the lads hit his finger instead of a tool or nail the saying would be repeated. I little knew what benefit was to come to me in later years through this most illuminating teaching.

When we came to the city from the country evil times, so called, fell upon us. After several periods of back-racking pain, I entered one of the leading hospitals on the advice of a doctor. After about a fortnight's retention and examination by X-ray, I was told that the cause was ulcerations, and that these would need to be removed by an operation, which would be rather serious at my age. As my heart was in good condition, however, the doctors thought I would come out all right. After consulting my wife we agreed to accept the doctor's advice. The operation was performed, but it left me in a very weak condition, and for weeks careful nursing and attention were given me, for which I can never feel grateful enough to the nurses. The incision did not heal, however, and it became necessary to have a minor operation performed every four weeks. I became weaker, though at times I was able to walk with the assistance of two sticks.

Testimony of Healing
For three or four years prior to the summer of 1918, I...
July 27, 1929

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