I am more grateful for Mrs. Eddy's writings, her church,...

I am more grateful for Mrs. Eddy's writings, her church, and the publications she established than for anything else in the world. Although I had always loved the church, I had never known or heard of God as infinite divine Mind, Truth, Principle. Certain ones of two generations of my family before me had searched through long years for an understanding of God, for a right solution of the problems of human existence, so it seemed fitting to me that I should find the answer to their prayers in Christian Science.

Through this study I have been healed of tuberculosis. This healing covered a period of several years, and it was only as my understanding increased that the symptoms gradually disappeared. I have also been healed of a lifelong intestinal trouble; and other problems have been solved, one of the most important being that of place. I am grateful for two more recent healings which seem small, but each one meant much to me. One of these was the healing of toothache. The other healing was of quite painful blisters on both of my heels, caused by a pair of shoes. Because my attention seemed to be too much engaged with other things I allowed the condition to go on for probably more than a week, although I continued to be annoyed by the difficulty. Finally, one morning the thought came that I must think as scientifically as I knew how, even about such a small thing as this; accordingly, on my way to business, a distance of some six blocks, I realized that I knew there was no sensation in matter, neither could matter injure matter. After one or two occasions of such reasoning I was perfectly free, and wore the shoes afterward with comfort.

Christian Science has indeed filled many needs in my experience. I recall that even as a child in school I was hampered by a painful sense of timidity and, it seemed, fear of people, and this lack of poise continued until the error was uncovered by Truth. Upon one occasion, from the standpoint of my understanding of Christian Science, I declared to myself that man can be conscious only of that which constitutes his own true consciousness, because as an individual spiritual idea this must be so. To my surprise this was my freedom. I saw that there had been the belief in my consciousness that there was transfer of human thought, and that human personalities could adversely influence and harm others. To my sense, this healing has covered the broadest scope of anything else in my experience, for through it I perceived that there can be no transfer of any type of disease or evil of whatever kind; neither is there any malpractice, in reality.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with deepest gratitude I wish to tell of the healing...
July 23, 1932

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