Christian Science comes to some individuals in the joy of...

Christian Science comes to some individuals in the joy of a holy experience, perchance snatching the sufferer from the very portal of death. To others the unfolding of Truth in consciousness is more gradual. For those whose journey may seem slow, I would testify to the enduring nature of the good which flows from God to the human consciousness through Christian Science.

Fourteen years ago Christian Science found me much confused concerning God and His creation, convinced of one thing, namely, that I could never believe in a God who visited pain and suffering upon His children. God who is Love, as revealed through Christian Science, was indeed a saving light. However, it was quite some time after beginning the study of our textbook, Science and Health, before I began to grasp something of the import of Mrs. Eddy's remarkable revelation of the true nature of God, and of the scientific relation of man to God. This revelation has brought me from a state of doubt, fear, pessimism, and irritability to at least a calm and compassionate love for mankind and a desire to do my part in bringing this light of Truth to a bewildered and heartsick world. While this evolution has been gradual, nevertheless it has been a source of joy and gratitude, thought perhaps not always expressed. I am convinced that I am a better husband and father, a better neighbor, and a better friend and brother, because of the change which Christian Science has brought about in my character. By reason of the truth which our Leader has revealed to a waiting humanity, the world is brighter to me, its cares are less appalling, and the future is more certain and no longer fearful.

Though my progress has seemed slow, one experience brought a great deal of light and impetus in my journey. Some years ago I had occasion to visit several times a man who was suffering from cancer of the throat, from which ailment he eventually passed on. A short time after his passing I began to experience a throat trouble which in a few days developed to such an extent that I could scarcely swallow. For two nights it was impossible to lie down. Finally, I could no longer swallow. It occurred to me then that I should advise the practitioner who was working for me of the experience I had had with the cancer patient, and when I did so, he sent me word that already he had uncovered that fear. Referring to spiritual intuition, Mrs. Eddy has written (Science and Health, p. 85), "You will reach the perfect Science of healing when you are able to read the human mind after this manner and discern the error you would destroy." In a remarkably short time the offending matter was ejected and I was free. Morally and spiritually I have never been the same since that experience. I was indeed newborn. My progress was then much more perceptible, though it was not until I received class instruction that I began really to understand somewhat of Christian Science.

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Testimony of Healing
Like many others, I have at various times in my life...
August 22, 1936

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