I should like to express gratitude...

I should like to express gratitude through The Christian Science Journal or the Sentinel for the many benefits we received from the study and application of Christian Science during the year we lived in a small town where there was no Christian Science church. While living there I realized the truth of the definition of "Church" in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 583), which reads, in part: "Church. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." I learned that no matter where we are Church is ever present, because God is wherever man is, and man is wherever God is—thus the ever-presence of the "structure of Truth and Love," the perfect manifestation of God. I was very happy in the realization of God's wholeness, and of man's completeness in ever-present Mind.

We were beautifully protected during that year of separation from the material symbol of Church, and received several very quick healings of physical disorders. Many false traits of disposition were recognized and overcome, and a greater sense of dependence on God was gained.

I am grateful that Christian Science is teaching me that in God's perfect universe there is no evil; therefore, in reality there is no hatred to be manifested in war and destruction. Mrs. Eddy tells us (ibid., p. 368): "The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right;" and (p. 192): "Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise." I am so grateful to know that this great realization will come at some time through Christian Science to each individual. "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." I am truly thankful that Christian Science is also teaching me that evil exists only as a false belief.

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Testimony of Healing
Thirty years ago I was the victim...
November 4, 1944

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