I should like to tell of my first healing in Christian Science,...

I should like to tell of my first healing in Christian Science, which took place twenty-six years ago.

For five years I had suffered from severe nervousness and the material beliefs which accompany this condition. Also, my body was covered with very unsightly dark blotches, and no matter what I did I would see them before me. All material means had failed me, and I had been given up by many physicians.

At this extreme moment, Christian Science was lovingly offered to me. Help was asked from a practitioner, and soon I learned to clear my thinking of hate, resentment, and self-pity. The nervous suffering then left me, but the unsightly skin condition remained. One day a member of my family told me that he was ashamed to go out with me, as the condition was very conspicuous, and I immediately accepted the suggestion of hurt feelings. In tears I made my way to the practitioner's office. She told me that I had to work this problem out myself, that she knew I could do so, as many other difficulties had already been met. The next day I went to my room and picked up my Bible and Science and Health. As I did so I passed the mirror, and all I noticed was this error. Then the thought came to me that God did not know of this condition, and that it was my thinking which must change. I do not know when the healing came, but a short time after this the same relative who had felt ashamed to take me out, told me that the blotches were entirely gone. Since that time I have seen many ills healed by Truth.

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December 10, 1938

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