About thirty years ago, when I was teaching in a boys'...

About thirty years ago, when I was teaching in a boys' private school in New York City, I became ill with jaundice. My physician said that it was the worst case he had ever seen. Since we had no substitute teachers in the school, it was quite necessary for me to be in my classroom at the end of the spring vacation. But it did not look as though I could ever do so. A cousin, who had seen a friend healed most remarkably through Christian Science, recommended that I try it. I did not know much about this Science, but I recalled that one of our teachers was a Christian Scientist. I got in touch with her, asking for the name and address of a practitioner. She replied that she did not believe I should need one, but that she would borrow the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, for me from the Reading Room. Before I had read many pages a complete healing took place. When I called to report to my physician, he said that he had never known a severe case to clear up so quickly and completely. For a few months I attended the Christian Science church services; but I was not ready for spiritual progress. And so I returned to the church to which I had always belonged, even becoming quite antagonistic to Christian Science and Mrs. Eddy.

There followed many bitter lessons, but for every chastening I am deeply grateful, as it proved our beloved Leader's words (Science and Health, p. 361), "A germ of infinite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven, is the higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled until God prepares the soil for the seed."

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