I gratefully acknowledge the...

I gratefully acknowledge the many blessings that have come to me through the study and application of Christian Science. Fourteen years ago I began to all, and for two years had to be off much of the time from work. Finally this led to a surgical operation for ulcers of the stomach which did little good. By August, 1937. I had to quit work entirely and put myself into the hands of medical doctors. They said I still had ulcers of the stomach and, in addition to this, arthritis of the spine. After nearly two years of all kinds of treatment by doctors, surgeons, osteopaths, and chiropractors, I was pronounced incurable. By this time I had paid out all my savings and, with my wife and two small daughters, was on relief.

At this gloomy time a Christian Science friend said to me, "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." I could not understand that, however, until later, when I turned to the study of Christian Science. I was discouraged and full of self-pity, but agreed when my friend asked me to come to church Sunday morning and meet a gentleman who she felt sure could explain away a lot of prejudiced doubts in my distorted views on all things pertaining to God and man.

The Practitioner
April 26, 1947

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