I did not come into Christian Science through any...

I did not come into Christian Science through any physical illness, but I had reached the point where "man's extremity is God's opportunity." About the middle of April, 1926, I decided to call on a Christian Science practitioner. After the first few minutes' talk with this gentleman, I found that I had an entirely wrong concept of life. He explained to me that if I threw off my false sense of limitation and replaced it with the true idea of God, this would give me courage for the higher activities of life. It was at this point that I decided to take up Christian Science and make a deep and earnest study of it. As a result, I have found it to be the greatest blessing that has come into my life. It has brought me an abundance of happiness, and this happiness has come where all manner of discord seemed to reign. I have been joyful through what seemed to be mountains of trouble. Jesus tells us: "Your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you;" also, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove." It has been my experience that as one receives into his consciousness flood tides of love, these mountains of trouble or error are removed.

After my first visit to the practitioner, the cigarette habit passed away as an old landmark—a habit from which I had tried to rid myself for the previous twenty-five years. Three weeks after turning to Christian Science I removed eyeglasses that I had worn for eight years. Through the scientific application of Christian Science I have overcome an ungovernable temper, extreme nervousness, impatience, profanity; many beliefs of sickness, as well as of hate, jealousy, envy, revenge, and malice left me as love for all mankind took their place. Christian Science has made life a joy and not a burden.

Mrs. Eddy tells us in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 249), "Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy." Since I came into Christian Science, having striven to put off "the old man" and to put on "the new," a very noticeable transformation has taken place, as the following instance will show. While I was standing on one of the business thoroughfares in New York City, a friend approached me and said, "How are you getting along in Christian Science?" I replied, "My dear friend, I don't remember telling you that I had ever taken up the study of Christian Science." He said, "Quite true." "And furthermore, I don't remember seeing you for some time." He replied, "Quite true." I then asked him how he knew I was interested in Christian Science, and he replied that he knew me a number of years ago and that I was then an old man and now I was a young man, and nothing but Christian Science could have done it.

Testimony of Healing
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May 9, 1931

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