With gratitude to God for His...

With gratitude to God for His loving-kindness, I should like to share the following experiences with those who are seeking their rightful place or who would find harmony in their present activity.

Several years ago I was employed by a large oil company. I had held several good positions with the organization and was selected as a trainee. This meant that I was to learn the work of each individual in the office. My first assignment was in a very large department, in which the employees generally were without hope of advancement. Consequently they felt frustrated and showed this in their conversation and in their attitude toward their work. I was soon troubled by a recurring illness, which was quite severe and which did not yield to Christian Science treatment. A practitioner pointed out that I should express more love. I began to look for good in my fellow employees, of which I found much, and to express appreciation for the opportunities which were mine. The physical problem faded away completely. This took place in the spring of 1937, and there has been no recurrence.

A few months later I felt impelled to resign from the company's employ. It seemed that I could be of greater service to my fellow men in some other activity, but there was no indication as to what it might be. To be sure that I was doing the right thing, I requested a Christian Science treatment from my teacher. The next day, while ushering at a Christian Science lecture, the divine assurance came that I should take this step. My resignation caused considerable comment, and I knew that I must protect this action from curiosity and human outlining. That evening I prayed for protection and for wisdom in answering my friends' inquiries.

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Testimony of Healing
I took up Christian Science because...
December 14, 1946

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