The study and use of Christian Science in my experience...

The study and use of Christian Science in my experience have brought me countless blessings. I had known of and studied Christian Science spasmodically for several years, when it became necessary for me to take my stand for Truth. This was over five years ago, at which time I was suffering from an ailment, the name of which I never knew; but I had great fear of passing on each time I had an attack. One evening, after a very severe attack, a doctor had been called and I had been relieved somewhat from the pain, but the fear still remained. The thought came very clearly to me that I must now take my stand and stick to the truth in which I believed. The next morning I called a practitioner, and I shall never forget the loving and patient work of this practitioner and the kindness expressed during the following two weeks while the healing was taking place.

Then began for me the struggle with self, and the struggle is still going on. But I can, with gratitude, agree with Mrs. Eddy's words in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 118), where she states, "Be of good cheer; the warfare with one's self is grand; it gives one plenty of employment, and the divine Principle worketh with you,—and obedience crowns persistent effort with everlasting victory."

Many blessings have come to me and many healings, some instantaneous and others taking more time. There is, however, one that stands out particularly at this time—the healing of resentment. One afternoon for about three hours every false suggestion imaginable presented itself to my thinking about a person who I thought had treated me rather badly on several occasions. I had learned that it was to become necessary for me to come into constant contact with this one every day, and mortal mind put up all the arguments of rebellion. I called a practitioner who knew the circumstances, thinking to ask for some help; but I learned that she was out of town. I then called a friend to talk to her about the matter, but she, too, was out. I am indeed grateful to state that it became necessary for me to do my own mental work, for then, as each false suggestion came to my thought, I put the truth in its place. I did this for hours, it seemed, but the false suggestions still presented themselves. I realized, however, that it would soon be time for me to see the person in question, and as I had to the best of my understanding tried to see man as God sees him, I left it in His hands, knowing that I had done all that I knew how to do. When I saw this one, the load that I had been carrying dropped from my shoulders, and my consciousness was filled to overflowing with gratitude and a better understanding of Love. A new and better concept of God's man unfolded to me that day, and a desire greater than I have ever known comes to me each day to see man as God created him—perfect. This healing has been a great blessing to me, for I have found that when resentment tries to enter my thinking it can gain no foothold, and the joy and spiritual uplifting that come cannot be adequately expressed in words.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to give this testimony as an expression of but a...
June 4, 1938

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