Eighteen years ago we moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where...

Eighteen years ago we moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where my husband had accepted a position. When we left New York he had a slight cold, but gave it no attention, thinking it would pass away. After about a week it became worse. His friends in the office were quite concerned and one day advised him to go home. He telephoned to me, and when I met him he could scarcely breathe. I was frightened, for I had experienced pneumonia and knew the symptoms. Hitherto he had refused to have a doctor, but at this moment, when I said, "You must have a doctor," he agreed. Suddenly a clear voice said to me, "Why not try Christian Science?" I repeated the words aloud, "Why not try Christian Science?"

We knew nothing about it except that a cousin of mine and a few friends were studying it. My husband had heard of practitioners, and I remembered seeing a Christian Science Reading Room in one of the arcades which we discovered was near by. We found the Reading Room, and I told the attendant what we wanted to know. She gave us a copy of The Christian Science Journal, and since we were strangers in the city, she told us the names of two practitioners near our hotel. I selected one, and have thought many times since of Mrs. Eddy's statement in Science and Health (p. 254), "When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path."

June 24, 1939

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