For the coming into my life of...

For the coming into my life of Christian Science, which Mrs. Eddy defines in "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 1) as "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony," I am very grateful. I cannot picture existence without this guiding religion.

During high school and college years I was constantly plagued by a wide variety of illnesses. Summer vacations were spent principally in rest and recuperation for the following term. After I had graduated from the university, I became ill with tuberculosis and spent many months as an invalid. Having plenty of time to think, I became thoroughly convinced that there was a better way of life; and since I was not improving under medical care I rebelled against further material aid, determined to find that better way of life.

Impressed by the exemplary living of a very close friend, who was a Christian Scientist, I gradually realized that through her I could find the answer to that which I was seeking. With her help I began to study Mrs. Eddy's writings, and to attend church services. As my consciousness slowly filled with the truth as taught in Science, and thoughts of illness receded, tuberculosis and many of the other ills vanished. The healings were slow, but from the beginning of my study I realized that in the degree that I gave less thought to the body it ceased to trouble me.

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Testimony of Healing
I am deeply grateful for all the...
February 9, 1946

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