Some time ago, the cumulative...

Some time ago, the cumulative effects of bitterness, resentment, and regret, which had occupied much of my thinking, became physically manifested in a skin disease that was very painful and disfiguring. Although Christian Science had been the only religion I had ever known, I was so confused and bewildered by this disease that I began the futile search for healing in materia medica. Salves, light treatments, and dietary advice comprised my findings. One skin specialist told me that in all my experience I had never eaten the right kind of food; another pointed out that even though I was at that time wearing glasses, they were the wrong type, and I would have been better off not to have worn any. Thus, to my already overcrowded erroneous thinking was added a very large dose of self-pity.

With this accumulation I was sent to an eye specialist, who gave me many treatments, new glasses, and a lifetime prescription— stronger glasses every year. Upon receiving this information I knew that the only way that I could ever annul this decree was through the immediate application of Christian Science. I thereupon called a practitioner, and in six weeks' time I not only was healed of the skin trouble, but was freed from the need of wearing glasses; and I have never worn them since. This healing took place upon the full realization that rejoicing is a very necessary step in solving our varied problems. One evening, while singing Mrs. Eddy's hymn beginning, "Shepherd, show me how to go" (Poems, p. 14), I came to the words,

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Testimony of Healing
Every true Christian Scientist...
May 2, 1942

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