All my life I had searched for beauty, but always in...

All my life I had searched for beauty, but always in vain. From one high school I went to another, studied higher mathematics, philosophy, social science, and many languages in order to read, in the original, the masterpieces of their literature, and finally art. I gave lectures and graduated with the highest honors, but still I was not happy. Every study left me dissatisfied. The subject which had interested me, being easily mastered, left the vital questions about God and man unanswered.

I had been considered very delicate from my childhood, was in the constant care of doctors, and went from one health resort to another. As I had to spend about six months every year in bed, I studied there and went to college only shortly before the examinations. The physicians found my organs in bad condition, almost past cure they said. A heart disease had been considered inherited: my heart was said to be much too small for my height. I used powerful drugs, and did not dare to travel without several kinds of them. During the war I was separated from a beloved husband and lost my fortune. That seemed the climax. In our family of four the others were either too young or too old to work, and I was a physical wreck, threatened with an operation which had been postponed because of my weak condition.

It was then that God, infinite good, led me to Christian Science and lifted me out of a bottomless pit up to light and hope; but not at once. It required persistent study and many struggles, but it was worth while. Little by little the strong desire to die was conquered, and that was the greatest healing. The last thirteen years have been happy, fruitful years.

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Testimony of Healing
I came to Christian Science to find God, and not for...
February 13, 1932

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