It is a great joy to me to be able to express my profound...

It is a great joy to me to be able to express my profound gratitude for Christian Science. About twelve years ago, when, humanly speaking, I had met with a great loss, an English friend sent me the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I took a brief look into the book, but found it seemed impossible to understand and so put it on a shelf, where it remained for years. Later on, someone very dear to me became interested in Christian Science, but that awoke only my scorn and criticism. But when this dear one had passed on I began to long to know something about Christian Science, which I knew she had considered to be the "pearl of great price."

One of the first steps in this direction was to attend a Christian Science lecture given in Stockholm. The subject emphasized in the lecture was "Love," and I remember saying to a friend after the lecture, "Surely there can be nothing wrong with a religion that teaches us to love." After this lecture I took up the daily study of Christian Science. This study brought me many blessings. I was freed from a disagreeable bodily ailment and was able to help my boy when he had a bad attack of pain in his ears. But although I received this and many other proofs of the truth of Christian Science, doubt and fear did not leave me; and when I was once more in sorrow and grief, the tempting voice of error tried to persuade me to give up Christian Science altogether. But as I looked around me for help and light, these words of Peter came to me: "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life;" and I understood that I could never give up Christian Science, which had brought me a glimpse of Truth. And so I continued my study, sometimes with joy, but more often with doubt and fear that Christian Science would rob me of many earthly joys and pleasures. But once, when talking with someone who began to attack Christian Science and Mrs. Eddy, I felt that I had to stand up for this pure woman and her great gift to mankind, and as I did so, it at once became very clear to me that Christian Science was the truth—yes, indeed, the "pearl of great price" for which I had been longing since my childhood.

I shall never forget the happiness I experienced at that moment; and I can truly say that my outlook on life since that day has totally changed. Instead of fear and doubt, I feel increasing harmony, peace, and joy; and instead of finding life a rather sorrowful experience to endure, I see in it endless opportunities for demonstrating the allness of God.

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Testimony of Healing
Truly, Christian Science is "the law of God, the law of...
August 1, 1931

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