Having received the blessings...

Having received the blessings of Christian Science for many years, I feel it is time I added my tithe to the great harvest of testimonies given in these periodicals.

My family first became interested in Christian Science when I was a child, and from the age of about ten until nineteen the privilege and joy of attending the Christian Science Sunday School were mine. It was not, however, I think until I left home to become a student of music abroad that I really learned the full value and practicability of this Science. In a foreign country I have had opportunities to put my knowledge of Christian Science to the test unaided by family or friends, and on many occasions it has been of inestimable help in problems of work, environment, and especially in overcoming a sense of nervousness in public performance.

One experience in particular, which I had not many years after I left the Sunday school, has always been as a milestone to me on the road Spiritward. I fractured my right shoulder as a result of a fall. Fear was expressed that the healing would be difficult and slow, and that the aftereffects might interfere seriously with my musical profession as a violoncellist. Because I let a certain amount of this doubt and fear into thought and because it seemed difficult at the time to see the truth clearly, I consented to have the bone set by a surgeon. After spending some days in a hospital, during which time several attempts were made with different kinds of splints, I was released with instructions not to remove, for three weeks at least, the particular splint which had just been put on.

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The Mount of Vision
March 23, 1946

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