Three years ago I had a bad nervous breakdown

Three years ago I had a bad nervous breakdown. No longer needing a salaried post, I had been provided with means to start two hobbies, neither of them selfish. I had gained a slight understanding of Christian Science, but suddenly enlightenment vanished, study and reading seemed meaningless, and I became depressed and wakeful; the means to carry on the hobbies almost ceased; and a very good friend passed on—one whose patience, encouragement, and interesting outlook had been of the greatest help during a long period of personal and family stress. I felt frightened and ill, did not know whether I wanted Christian Science help or a doctor's, and felt utterly despondent. Wonderful love and care were shown me, but I felt no gratitude. The only comfort I found was in Isaiah 41:10: "Fear thou not;for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

One day I awoke knowing that I did need Christian Science with my whole being. I was abroad, but found a most understanding practitioner who spoke English, and I had treatment. Heaviness vanished, gratitude returned, and soon I slept; in three weeks I was well. Healing came with the overcoming of resentment, and a new understanding of forgiveness in the acknowledgment that one's real self can never be hurt. Soon I was able to prove this new understanding, and since then have enjoyed excellent health.

Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Science for its...
August 26, 1939

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