"One thing I know," said the man who was blind from...

"One thing I know," said the man who was blind from his birth, when he was healed by the Christ, Truth, "that, whereas I was blind, now I see." Looking back over my comparatively short study of Christian Science, I know that whereas I was despondent, now I rejoice; whereas I was poor, now I find abundance; and whereas I was sick, now I am healed.

My interest in Christian Science came in the fall of 1933, when a member of the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church spoke in our town. This lecture interested me enough to impel me to go to the Reading Room and borrow a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I believe that I was free of preconceived notions or prejudices and tried to read with an open mind, really to understand what I read. Being without work at the time, I had a great deal of leisure in which to read, but the thoughts presented were so foreign to all my previous thinking that I could progress only very slowly through the book. The third day of reading I found that I had been healed of the use of tobacco. The reasoning and the conviction with which the statements were put appealed to my sense of logic and convinced me that every word was true. Because I felt that it was the truth I tried my best to understand the substance of what I read, and this sincere desire to know the truth healed me of the false appetite before I had even reached any mention of tobacco in the text.

About seven months after I began the study of Christian Science, it seemed that the only course open to me was to do some work that I dreaded because of the contacts and associations into which I should be forced. I feared these would cause me to lose my hold on Christian Science. But earnest prayer brought to my thought the few words I had read from Mrs. Eddy's poem "Satisfied" (Poems, p. 79):

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My parents became interested in Christian Science when...
November 21, 1936

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