As a member of a Christian Science family of five, including...

As a member of a Christian Science family of five, including in recent years a grandmother and a younger brother, I have seen innumerable proofs of the efficacy of Christian Science to heal physical, moral, financial, and domestic problems. During the twenty years that I was part of this home no medicine of any sort nor any physician was ever employed except as required by state law. We could truly say with Mrs. Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 132), "Divine Love is our only physician, and never loses a case." Among the physical healings were those of measles, pink eye, mumps, indigestion, seasickness, a growth on the sole of the foot, broken bones, piles, the effects of stepping on the upturned prongs of an iron rake, fever, constipation, sunburn, plus weakness, headaches, social smoking and drinking, plus numerous other suggestions of error which never developed or for which we never knew a name. These physical healings, however, seem unimportant compared with the spiritual development that took place in each member of the family during those years, which included problems of so-called adolescence, maturity, and old age.

While I was part of this home I took all these things very much as the usual course of events, but in the five years since I left it I have come to appreciate more fully the great blessing that Mrs. Eddy made available to us.

In my own recent experience I think I am most grateful for the logical philosophy of life, the reason for existence, presented to our unfolding understanding in the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's interpretation of it. College years, with their attendant intellecutal and emotional uncertainty, the finding of employment after college, and the establishment of a home of my own, have been outstanding opportunities to learn the fallacy of calculating "one's life-prospects from a material basis" (Science and Health, p. 319), and the happiness of a God-inspired pathway, which means a blessing for all whose live we touch.

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Testimony of Healing
During many years in the past I was occasionally...
November 28, 1936

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