My interest in Christian Science was aroused not through...

My interest in Christian Science was aroused not through healing, but through curiosity. Some Christian Science friends had lighted their candles, and had placed them upon candlesticks instead of under bushels. It was their faith shown by their works which interested me and beckoned me on. The joy and peace reflected by them greatly contrasted with my unhappy, discouraged, and miserable state of thought. How I wished that I, too, might reflect those qualities which they reflected! Thus began my interest in Christian Science. At that time, I thought that to do a little reading, occasionally, was all that was necessary. I soon found, however, that prayerful and earnest study was needed if I ever expected to get an understanding of this great truth.

Two healings stand out in my experience as having been especially significant to me. One occurred during those first months. One day I found myself unable to see clearly. Fear at once dominated me, for my daily work required constant use of my eyes. "The thing which I greatly feared" came "upon me," and I grew steadily worse until I could not see anything. I had sought Christian Science for mental help, and it did not then occur to me that I could be healed of this physical inharmony by the application of God's law. Instead of drawing night to God, therefore, I wandered from one specialist to another, and was no better, but rather grew worse. Finally Paul's words, "Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," awakened me. A Christian Science practitioner in a distant city was asked to take my case. Almost as soon as the work was begun the dense mist which had enveloped me began to lift, and the following day found me entirely healed.

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