Ten years ago, when my starving thought seemed about...

Ten years ago, when my starving thought seemed about to reach the limits of endurance, I found food and drink in Christian Science, through attendance at a Sunday service. The thought of its possibilities brought unbounded joy, and the years since have borne plenteous witness in demonstration. Early in my acquaintance with Christian Science I was healed of a rupture in one treatment. This freedom was most welcome, but the freedom which meant the most to me was that from the false belief which had caused the complaint, because it brought an insight into the Principle through which this Science operates. Some years later, during a testimony at a Wednesday meeting, it unfolded in my consciousness that thought and its manifestation are one, so that when thought is changed manifestation is changed. Thus, I saw how inharmony in the flesh could be healed in the twinkling of an eye.

It seems trite to say that I am grateful for Christian Science, when it means everything to me. In my growth Spiritward the understanding of gratitude has preserved my concept of Christian Science as the all-in-all, instead of simply the best remedial agent.

Charles G. Bertenshaw, Rumford, Rhode Island.

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May 12, 1934

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