Tenderness drew me to Christian Science twenty-six...

Tenderness drew me to Christian Science twenty-six years ago, the tenderness and loving-kindness of the Christ, expressed at the time my father passed on by Christian Scientists who were total strangers to me. Grief over the loss of my dear father did not touch me, and I attribute this healing to the correct thinking of these Christian Scientists, who understood that God is Life, the Life in which all God's children are eternally dwelling, in harmony and perfection, forever safe. I am thankful that I was ready then to accept Christian Science, for my great need was to learn how to love spontaneously.

While on holiday in Switzerland, over two years ago, I was suddenly stricken with pleurisy in a severe form. On the recommendation of the friend with whom I was staying, I asked for help in Christian Science, and absent treatment was taken up at once. Fever and heavy night sweats continued for a week, followed by a period when respiration became difficult because of a painful and persistent cough. A sense of drifting seeming to engulf me, I allied thought with Truth, and trusted God to direct my course. The statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (pp. 203, 204), "God is at once the centre and circumference of being," so spiritualized my sense of Life that an abnormal heart condition, which had suddenly arisen, was healed within a few hours.

Throughout this experience I read the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly daily, and studied the other writings of Mrs. Eddy; and, with the exception of one day, took part in the activities and indoor recreation of the household, upheld and sustained by Truth. In three weeks' time I was completely healed, and on my way home to England I stopped in Paris to express my gratitude to the practitioner.

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March 16, 1940

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