About thirty-six years ago I spent three months in the...

About thirty-six years ago I spent three months in the home of a practitioner, where Christian Science was convincingly lived. During my stay there I was assured that this religion was practical, more of a present-day help than the religion I had wholeheartedly embraced was affording me. From the time of this first glimpse of new light my interest has never wavered.

After a number of years a very sharp experience came into my life—such an overwhelming sorrow that I turned wholly to Christian Science. While I was passing through this testing time, the better understanding of God and His tender relationship which I gained from my study of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings, together with the loving help of a practitioner, afforded me comfort, support, and companionship.

Christian Science taught me the necessity of keeping out of my consciousness all sense of resentment, and also showed me how to do it, so that in its stead a glow of compassion ever burned. Never was there a desire to retaliate, either by seeking legal assistance or by expressing harsh judgment toward the one through whom the provocation seemed to have come. Down the years a hope continually remained that I should have a blessed privilege similar to Joseph's, when he fed his brethren, and that like him I could say, "Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life." After a periods of eighteen years the fulfillment of this hope came, and with humility I can say that the joy which came to me then was indeed akin to the joy that "no man taketh from you."

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Testimony of Healing
I am grateful with all my heart that our little family has,...
April 13, 1940

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