For some time it has been my intention to send a testimony...

For some time it has been my intention to send a testimony to one of our periodicals as a small contribution of acknowledgment for the many blessings that have been mine since the coming of Christian Science into my life; and the following healing of rupture through the revelation to me of the understanding of what true forgiveness and forgetfulness mean, is sent with the hope that it may be helpful to others wrestling with like problems.

In childhood and later it had seemed that injustice, cruelty, hardships, and lack of love had been my lot; and although this evoked in me much resentment, I contended that I bore malice to no one and would bless all those who harmed me were it in my power, my only desire being to separate from these people and go to another part of the world, severing all connections with them. I could forgive, but I could never forget! In the course of time an opportunity came to go to another part of the world. Then, within a short period, a rupture appeared, and for about twelve years I was subject to this condition. The physician advised that an operation was the only remedy, the alternative being an instrument of support for relief. I chose the latter.

January 21, 1933

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