Christian Science was presented to me on numerous...

Christian Science was presented to me on numerous occasions before I would accept its loving benedictions. Greatly in need of better health, more abundant supply, and happiness, I was nevertheless satisfied that nothing was wrong with my views, and I did not want Christian Science or anything else to change them. I was inclined to blame circumstances, environment, and the effects of a childhood accident for all my troubles.

Desperation, and the possibility of becoming a charge to those already overburdened, drove me to a Christian Science practitioner, after all medical aid had failed. In one month's time I was completely healed. The miseries which I had endured for twenty-two years, resulting from a double lateral curvature and three dislocated vertebrae, were gone. I was enabled to discard a steel brace, abdominal supports, and many medicines, including the daily use of strychnine as a stimulant. I resumed my stenographic work, which I had abandoned a year before, because of a severe nervous collapse, with loss of weight, and I have continued working for over seventeen years, with only three days of absence due to illness. Previously, only the fact that I was working for a kindly physician enabled me to hold my position, for I was frequently absent from work. This physician, a prominent diagnostician, had employed every available medical aid, including the co-operation of other physicians, to improve my health, but to no avail.

Although my first healing was quick and permanent, there was much mental housecleaning still to be done. Nervous disorders were gradually erased, as self-pity, self-righteousness, and self-justification were eliminated. In other words, as the human sense of self was discarded, the real man appeared, and I have been enabled to progress in my work, enjoy excellent health, and become a grateful member of The Mother Church and of a branch church.

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Testimony of Healing
I am deeply grateful for the many blessings which I...
March 23, 1940

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