I should like to express my deepest gratitude for the...

I should like to express my deepest gratitude for the healing power of Christian Science. Some years ago my dear mother passed on, and I can gratefully say that Christian Science was a great comfort at that time. However, I was left alone in the world but for one near relative, who was very antagonistic to me because of my adherence to Christian Science. This one's false thinking, my own sorrow, and a sense of loneliness weighed heavily on me and brought on a bad case of pleurisy. The pain was so severe that I could hardly breathe. Fever and weakness made it seem as if error would strangle me. Many a time I felt willing to give up the struggle, but thanks to the untiring work of a practitioner I was roused again and again from this apathy and was even able to be up all the time taking care of my duties. In about a week's time the erroneous condition was overcome, hardly anyone having noticed it. I was and am grateful beyond words for this healing.

Since then I have learned to see more and more that divine Love is our strong refuge, a very present help in trouble. The more I study the works of our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, in connection with the Bible, the more I come to see that we are not dependent on people, but on God alone; false material beliefs fall away and the verity of Jesus' words, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," is better understood.

Boundless gratitude is due our Leader for showing us again the way of Truth and also to the numerous consecrated practitioners who are always unselfishly ready to help suffering humanity. I am very grateful indeed for membership in The Mother Church, for class instruction, and for the privilege of serving in church work. It is my highest endeavor to live so as to become worthy of the name "Christian Scientist."

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November 30, 1935

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