Several years ago, before I began...

Several years ago, before I began the study of Christian Science. I was burdened almost beyond endurance. Through a series of tragic events beginning in earliest childhood. I had come through the years with one overwhelming desire, to die and be finished with it all. Only through the protective teachings of my deeply religious father was I prevented from taking my life.

Finally I reached the point where everything seemed hopeless. I searched and searched for some solution to the problem of existence. I asked questions of ministers studied psychology and various philosophies, and did research work at the public library covering the orthodox religions, but received no help. The very best these religions could offer was a vague hope that in some uncertain future state I would experience freedom from suffering and the peace I had never known.

I could not accept this. I loved God dearly, as a result of the teachings of the same God-loving parent, and I could not believe that He sent sickness and unhappiness and temptations to purify me, and then destroyed me for becoming the victim of these evils. Not even an intelligent human being would do thus.

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Testimony of Healing
Twenty-six years ago I attended...
January 18, 1947

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