My first proof of the truth of Christian Science was the...

My first proof of the truth of Christian Science was the instantaneous healing of an internal trouble for which years of medical treatment, including a minor operation, had brought little relief. At this time I knew scarcely anything of the teaching of Christian Science. I was attending a Sunday morning service and was feeling so ill that when the second hymn was announced I did not know how I should be able to stand through it. I must have done so, however, and after the service I walked home two miles, but it was three months before I realized that from that moment in church the whole condition had been completely removed.

About five years ago I awakened one morning with what I thought was a stiff neck, but at the end of week the pain, which was intense, had settled in my right shoulder. I went on for several weeks, studying and holding to the truth as best I could. When I first used the arm in the morning tears came with the effort. Before I got up I would repeat the Lord's Prayer, trying especially to hold to the spiritual interpretation as given in Science and Health (pp. 16, 17). I do not know when the healing came, for I only remembered it when someone described a certain type of rheumatism. I mention these two healings because I was one of those who at first scoffed at the idea that pain could be so completely removed from consciousness that it could be forgotten.

Testimony of Healing
My first healing occurred many years ago, at which time...
September 29, 1934

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