Christian Science was presented to me through a neighbor's...

Christian Science was presented to me through a neighbor's friend. I was then caring for my mother, who was suffering from nervous exhaustion, following grief and a fall. Every remedy known to us was given a trial, but to no avail. She was like the woman of whom Luke wrote, "which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any." I was very much discouraged, and was voicing this state of thought when Christian Science was suggested; and I agreed to give it a trial, feeling that nothing should be left undone. This kind friend talked with me a few moments, explaining simply and logically the fundamentals of this great truth. After my mother's consent was given, treatment was begun by a practitioner. In three days the patient was out of bed, after being there constantly for four months. In three weeks she traveled by train from Baltimore to New York City to visit my sister.

I decided to investigate this wonderful religion that had healed my loved one, so that I might at least prove my gratitude for her restoration to health by refraining from judging that of which I knew nothing. The reward has been rich. Since then I have been healed of "nerves," supposed to be inherited, and of a periodical trouble, as well as of many false beliefs, long held to as laws, but thanks to the purifying light of Christian Science now recognized for what they were—worthless. For years it was believed necessary to use glasses, but they have been discarded. This healing was an occasion for great joy. One day the thought came to me, Are you trusting God or matter when you put on glasses? After that it seemed when I wore glasses that I was waiting for divine Love to be willing to help me, whereas in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 494) by Mary Baker Eddy we are plainly told that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." While I was listening to a practitioner, who explained how sight, as well as other faculties, is in Mind the truth was realized and freedom from this bondage experienced.

March 21, 1931

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