During the many years that I have been studying Christian Science,...

During the many years that I have been studying Christian Science, it has brought me untold blessings.

From childhood I had experienced a deep spiritual yearning to understand God and to learn to pray aright. These words were often uppermost in my thought: "Oh that I knew where I might find him!" And then these words of Jesus, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled," would bring me some hope and comfort. Those who have truly experienced this deep spiritual yearning can realize with what joyous expectation and eagerness I listened to the encouraging words of a friend, a young student of Christian Science, when she assured me that through the study of this Science I could gain a demonstrable understanding of God. I immediately realized that that was what I desired above all else, and that nothing the world might give could be compared with this "pearl of great price."

My friend lent me the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and I started eagerly to read it. My mother had been a sufferer from chronic indigestion as long as I could remember, and at that time was especially miserable. It was with the greatest sense of joy and gratitude that I realized that here at last was her opportunity for healing and freedom, after so many years of bondage and suffering. She was almost overcome with discouragement and hopelessness, and, having no more faith in material means and methods, she listened like a hungry child to the words of Truth and began at once to read Science and Health. One could see the peace and comfort that came to her as she read, for it was expressed on her countenance, and she said, "This is what I have been looking for all my life." It is needless to say that in a very short time she was healed of this trouble through her own reading of the textbook.

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November 23, 1935

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