Jesus said to his disciples (John 14:16),...

Jesus said to his disciples (John 14:16), "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever." Mary Baker Eddy in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says (p. 55), "This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science." The Comforter came to me at a time when I was sick mentally and physically. Suffering from a material loss caused by what mortal mind would call dishonesty and carelessness, I was filled with resentment, fear, and almost hatred toward those who seemed to be responsible. Then a friend told me about Christian Science and advised me to call a practitioner, which I did. The conversation was loving and assuring. I was told to read the chapter on Prayer in the textbook.

I read the chapter twice before reading any farther. What a new kind of prayer! It was not one of asking or pleading with God that my desires be granted. Mrs. Eddy says (p. 4), "What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds." She also says (ibid.), "The habitual struggle to be always good is unceasing prayer." These and many other statements of Truth arrested my attention.

Soon afterwards I attended my first church service, a Wednesday evening testimony meeting. What an influx of peace, calm, and joy came over me! I had never before experienced such a feeling. I began to read the Lesson-Sermons as given in the Christian Science Quarterly. From this constant and consistent study my understanding of God and man became so transformed that I seemed to be living in a new world. Instead of seeing man as careless, dishonest, or indifferent, I began to see him as God made him, honest, upright, and perfect.

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Testimony of Healing
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October 16, 1948

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