Ten years ago a friend persuaded me to attend a service...

Ten years ago a friend persuaded me to attend a service with her at a Christian Science church. After taking our seat, I raised my eyes to an inscription on a wall and read, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." It did not seem possible that I could be made free from the unhappiness and pain that were making my life unbearable, but I began to hope that it might be so. I had been sick many years, had undergone two severe operations for tumors, and had been told I would never be well, but would have to submit to an operation every few years in order to live. I seemed to have lost all faith in God and thought if I could not be well I did not want to live. For some time I attended the church services, but was unwilling to ask help of a practitioner, and I finally gave up and sank into deeper despair than ever.

About a year later, when it seemed as if I could not go on much longer, my friend again asked me if I would not seek help of a Christian Science practitioner. I was desperate with misery and thought there was at least a chance, so consented. Work was lovingly taken up for me, and in a few weeks' time the burden was lifted and I knew I was healed. It was the beginning of a new life for me, and I have since had much cause for gratitude for the overcoming of the false beliefs of error, both mental and physical. We can know the truth right now, and that truth surely does make us free. I am grateful to our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, whose teaching proves to us that God is Love.

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