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So much help and encouragement have been received from testimonies that it seems my bounden duty and privilege to add my mite to the store of praise for Christian Science.

I visited a little church in Dublin, Ireland, one Wednesday evening, where the sincere and modest testimonies gripped my attention. After the service I borrowed a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The opening words of the Preface (p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," lifted me out of despair, and for a year I studied alone in my country home, where, heretofore, the incongruity between the lovely surroundings and my wretched health had often puzzled me. Receptive to many branches of study, I was a prey to false knowledge and fear of disease. Surgeons who operated on me were very kind but did not promise healing. Digestive troubles were considered hereditary and chronic; and when my father succumbed to these, it was considered my turn next. It took faithful, persistent work on the part of a Christian Science practitioner before I awoke to the fact that I could turn from the dying sense—the belief in matter—and live. This brought me a glorious healing with no convalescence.

Later it was necessary again to have the help of a practitioner in order to get rid of a sense of deafness. This trouble had long been intermittent but developed into almost complete deafness in 1925. According to medical testimony, one ear was permanently injured. Answering the telephone one day I found that hearing was fully restored in both ears. The work done in this experience revealed the necessity of listening only to Truth and so counteracting a tendency to resentment. This healing meant more than freedom from deafness and hatred, for through it I was enabled to love my neighbor more and so get acquainted with "life's sweeter harmonies" (Science and Health, p. 60).

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Testimony of Healing
A deep sense of gratitude impels me to tell of some of the...
April 22, 1933

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