On the day that I was nine months old my father died of...

On the day that I was nine months old my father died of tuberculosis. From that time until I was a young matron I suffered constantly from all forms of sickness. Chief among them was bronchial trouble. This disease caused my family great concern and gave me many sleepless nights, for when this condition was present I could not lie down, but would be propped up in bed while trying to sleep. The condition gradually left me when I learned through Christian Science that man is not the offspring of matter but of Spirit. Later I was healed of gall-bladder trouble. Through Christian Science help I experienced relief, but the attacks would recur until it was uncovered that I was merely suppressing emotions and not controlling and overcoming them. In other words, the incidents which caused the discomfort were seen as real instead of unreal.

Years ago, a small son was very ill. Christian Science help was asked for but seemed of no avail. His father wished material aid but the child refused, even after it was explained to him that he should obey his father as well as his mother. The father's insistence and the child's tearful refusal seemed to aggravate the case. In desperation I opened Science and Health at random, and my eyes lighted on the words beginning at the bottom of page 393, "It is well to be calm in sickness; to be hopeful is still better; but to understand that sickness is not real and that Truth can destroy its seeming reality, is best of all, for this understanding is the universal and perfect remedy." I read and reread this passage, and within twelve hours the child was completely healed.

Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science was first presented to me I...
April 17, 1937

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