In Matthew we read, "Whosoever therefore shall confess...

In Matthew we read, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." As members of The Mother Church we have an excellent opportunity of responding to this command of our Master by testifying at the Wednesday evening meetings and through our Christian Science periodicals. Many times when my sense of peace seemed darkened with discouragement or other errors, I have gained new hope and inspiration by reading the proven experiences of others published in our Journal and Sentinel.

When Christian Science first came to me, it was met with a resentful, critical condemnation, a demand for a sign, and wrathful denouncement of the author of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy. This unseemly outburst, however, was so meekly and lovingly rebuked by the Christian Scientist who brought the message to me that my angered sense was silenced and transformed to a calm, receptive thought, which to me was proof beyond a doubt of the efficacy of this Science to heal instantaneously. Very nearly nineteen years have since passed, during which time I have drawn so deeply from this inexhaustible well of holy treasures that healings have come to me of ungovernable temper, bitter resentment, jealousy, stomach trouble, smoking, the liquor habit, so-called inferiority complex, poor memory, rheumatism, and influenza. While some of these diseases and discords were quickly destroyed, others were of longer duration, according to their seeming tenacity.

Homage first of all goes to divine Love, the supreme source from which flows all good. Then, as disciples of this great teaching we should be ever mindful of our unpaid debt of gratitude to Christ Jesus, who founded Christianity, and to the Discoverer and Founder of its Science, which demonstrates the allness of Spirit and nothingness of matter.

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November 18, 1933

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