My first knowledge of Christian Science came from reading...

My first knowledge of Christian Science came from reading articles in the Christian Science Sentinel, sent me by my wife. I was in a little mining camp, which was many miles from the railroad, and in which anything to read was eagerly seized upon and usually read over and over again. I gave no particular thought to the healing side of this Science, as I was, so I thought, in no particular need of it. However, that winter, after I came down from the mountains and we established our home in the city, my wife and I began attending the Christian Science church, and as our interest grew and we began to read and study daily the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, I found, as many another has found, that I did need the healing, not necessarily for bodily ills, but for many other ills such as intolerance, self-pity, temper, false pride, and so forth.

The first application of this truth for a physical difficulty was the realization of the powerlessness of matter, that there could be no sensation in matter, no accidents in divine Mind, no results from any such seeming condition, for there is but one power and that one infinite and absolute. In taking a kettle off the stove I had spilled some boiling water on my foot. I endeavored instantly to realize God's protecting care, and the pain ceased immediately. I refused to make any examination, but went about as usual during the evening; and upon retiring I found no indication of burn or scald, except a slight redness of the skin, which had all disappeared by morning.

Testimony of Healing
In 1916 I was divinely led to take up the study of...
December 7, 1935

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