My deep gratitude goes out to...

My deep gratitude goes out to Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, for revealing in this age the Science of Christianity, whereby human beings can learn what their true selfhood is.

As I passed through that stage of vigorous human growth known as adolescence, I developed a philosophy which conceived of the human personality as being the climax of a whole host of material laws, the basis of which was the human body and brain. I was convinced that my body generated its own energy and intelligence. At this time I undertook a course of study which taught that the five physical senses were the basis of all intellectual development. Through this line of thought, which relied for its sustenance and well-being on mere physicality, I became suddenly alive to all the problems of human life, and the belief that my mentality was based on and at the mercy of body, brain, and matter, rendered me inadequate to solve the problems which confronted me. I was appalled by what seemed to me to be unsolvable problems of heredity, sex, instinct, physicality, and materiality in all their extreme phases. I was without inspiration, and experienced great agony of mind and utter bewilderment. I was spiritually hungry, and all my materialistic theories and philosophy were valueless. I wandered for weeks in a mental wilderness, barren of hope, joy, and understanding.

No human lips had mentioned to me the words "Christian Science." Nevertheless, Christian Science found me, as the truth found Moses and Paul, suddenly and convincingly. My great "extremity" was "God's opportunity"; I hungrily drank in the truths of Christian Science, and my parched understanding began to thrive along right lines. After class instruction and years of study I now rejoice in the knowledge of my true self, made in the image and likeness of God. Christian Science has revealed to me that I live in Mind, and not in a body chained to the earth by the five physical senses. This Mind, in which I "live, and move, and have [my] being," is the only Mind, God.

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Testimony of Healing
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March 28, 1942

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