I was an extremely orthodox...

I was an extremely orthodox Jewess, my grandfather, two uncles, and another family connection being rabbis. Purely from ignorance I was very much opposed to Christ, although I thought I had the deepest respect for others' religious beliefs.

Some years ago, when suffering from a nervous breakdown, I was treated by a doctor whose ministrations were primarily psychological. On one occasion the subject of religion came up. I was explaining how difficult I found it to observe all the Jewish ritual, including rigid dietary laws, when the rest of my family were not so inclined, whereupon the doctor remarked that in trying to observe all this I was very selfish. He added that there was only one true religion, namely, to lead a life of usefulness and make other people happy. I am grateful to say that I saw so clearly that what he had said was sound common sense that I dropped the whole of the ritual immediately, never to return to it. Nevertheless, I remained a Jewess in other respects.

Later on, for some reason which I could not fathom, I telephoned a relative who had become a Christian Scientist and asked if I might accompany her to a church service. She took me to a Wednesday evening testimony meeting, but it apparently left me untouched, though I subsequently borrowed the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and attended services on both Sunday and Wednesday at a local branch church.

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Testimony of Healing
O give thanks unto the Lord...
January 7, 1950

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