When I first learned of Christian Science,...

When I first learned of Christian Science, I was employed as a medical secretary and X-ray technician. A practitioner told me that Love had found me there and would gently lift me out when the proper time came. I soon learned that my real work is to reflect Life, Truth, and Love, regardless of what my human duties are.

In a short time it became evident that social drinking was marring my thought and causing me double work, so with no effort on my part this habit dropped away. Smoking, however, was another question, and despite repeated attempts to stop, it was several years before I realized that this too was a barrier to spiritual unfoldment. The craving disappeared while I was reading from the Christian Science Quarterly a Lesson-Sermon in which the following Bible verse appeared (Matt. 7:15): "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." At that instant I knew that the cigarette I was smoking was my last. This was over five years ago, and I have had no desire to smoke one since. Two days later I applied for branch church membership and then for membership in The Mother Church.

One night prior to my leaving for Boston, it came to me clearly that the next morning was the time to resign from the position mentioned in the first paragraph. I had worked for the concern for fourteen years, but I was lifted above all sense of regret, fear, or criticism, and the parting was harmonious. The very night I decided to resign, an X-ray technician unexpectedly found herself out of work. Despite many other offers, she accepted the position I was leaving, and as she was qualified for the secretarial work as well, there was no need of hiring two girls.

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Testimony of Healing
In the Bible we read (Isa. 54:5),...
September 24, 1949

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