When I first became interested...

When I first became interested in Christian Science; I had many quick healings. In some cases they were permanent, while in other instances the problem presented itself again. While I am grateful for the quick healings, I can see now that if all our difficulties were easily and readily overcome, we might experience little spiritual growth. I accepted Christian Science wholeheartedly, and relied entirely upon metaphysical work whenever there was error to be overcome; but I always depended upon a practitioner to do all or most of the work. I read the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, and did some studying; but until I myself made the effort to apply the truth, I did not make much spiritual progress.

Things continued like this for about ten years, until I learned the truth of Mrs. Eddy's words (Science and Health, p. 22), "Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort." During this time I experienced many healings, including the setting of a lower vertebra and of my jaw, which had been out of place for about ten days. For these healings and for the faithful work of practitioners I am very grateful.

Testimony of Healing
It has been fifty-six years since...
October 14, 1944

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