Six years ago I was taken seriously ill

Six years ago I was taken seriously ill. After visiting two physicians, I was advised to go to a specialist and have my case diagnosed, as the former were unable to do so. I went without delay, and in three days was told I had sugar diabetes. The diagnostician at once recommended another specialist to treat me, since this disease was of a serious nature and must be handled by someone schooled in the nature of it. He said also that it was incurable, but that under proper medical care and strict diet I could get relief. I had severe pain almost all the time.

This seemed to me a very severe sentence for a young man. I began to take treatment from the specialist and was put on a strict diet. Although continuing the diet for six months, I steadily grew worse, so I decided to change physicians again. The next physician told me the same as the first—that I was incurable and could expect only relief. After another six months of about the same treatment I was just a shadow of my former self, having lost about fifty pounds in weight, and being in a very much weakened condition. I had almost given up hope of getting any relief when I was told of Christian Science by one whose mother had been healed of a condition similar to mine.

Soon after this I took up the study of this truth, and with the aid of a kindly and loving practitioner began treatment. After the first treatment I went to my home and spent the night in peace and restful sleep, something I had not been able to do for more than a year. After three treatments I was almost free from pain, and was told to eat the things I wanted. I went to a restaurant and ate a hearty meal. The next day I felt more like myself than at any time in the past year. My friends all began to remark on the improvement I was showing, and after a few months I was restored to health and was a much better man spiritually as well as physically. I am very grateful to Christian Science.

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Love is Nigh
June 14, 1930

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