I feel that I owe Christian Science...

I feel that I owe Christian Science a great debt of gratitude, and I should like to tell how it has blessed me beyond anything I could have hoped for.

About twenty-six years ago, when I had achieved what to my mind was success—the gaining of worldly goods, and so forth—there came a great change in my life. The things I thought so vital to my happiness began crumbling around me, and I felt that I had lost all my friends. But it was proved to me that "man's extremity is God's opportunity." After I saw that by my own efforts I could do nothing, and that if I should again build my castles without God's help they would come to the same sorry end, I turned away from my broken hopes with a deep and sincere desire to be of service to God. I was willing to go into slums and foreign lands and preach His gospel to the poor and the heathen. With this desire a heavy burden dropped from my shoulders.

Waiting to know what God's direction would be, I was impelled to go to a Christian Science practitioner whom I knew, and ask her to help me. She gave me what I know now to be a Christian Science treatment, and when I left her home my vision was so changed that I knew this teaching was from God, and that my way from that time on was to follow it and strive to retain the glorious new vision. I never before saw man and the universe as reflection, joyous and good.

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Testimony of Healing
Mary Baker Eddy writes in...
May 31, 1947

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