In 1907 I had become so troubled with the difficulties...

In 1907 I had become so troubled with the difficulties of human life that my physical appearance caused a friend to tell me that the sight of me frightened her, and she kindly advised me to try Christian Science for help. With a hard laugh I asked her how to begin, and with great earnestness she told me to get "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy and read it.

Being an agnostic and having no faith in anything divine, I relied only on my human reason, and this told me that, if there was a God, then all things were possible with Him. This was the only gleam of light shining in my darkened consciousness. And there must be a creator, else the universe would not exist, I reasoned. So I decided to get and read this book that my friend had told me would help me to know about God, who could straighten out my tangled affairs.

With grave doubt I bought and read the book. After finishing it I reported to my friend that it sounded foolish to me. However, she did not seem discourages and urged that I have a treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. Still believing that I was full of doubt I went to the practitioner and asked for treatment for hay fever. I had been suffering from this disease since I was a young girl, until, now, I was tormented with it both winter and summer. That evening I was still troubled with the old difficulty, but in the morning there was no manifestation of it. I was free! The days passed, then weeks and months, until now twenty-five years have gone by and there has never again been a sign of that old trouble.

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Testimony of Healing
For many years I had desired a friend to whom I could...
July 16, 1932

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