For a period of over thirty years...

For a period of over thirty years I have endeavored to practice the teachings of Christian Science in my business. Twice during this period I have found myself at the peak of success, only to have it almost completely wiped out and snatched from me. It was snatched from me, I know now, due to the fact that I had a false sense of substance. I was endeavoring spiritually to demonstrate matter, which is an impossibility.

When the last war started, I had just begun to ascend the ladder of success again. The building business, in which I am engaged, almost ceased to exist. I was forced to stop building, due to governmental restrictions and shortages. Very few people were purchasing building lots, but an occasional lot would be sold, bringing in sufficient income to meet the needs of the day. I knew, however, that this was not as it should be, because there was so little activity.

At this point I sought the services of a practitioner, who quickly saw that what was needed was to have a true sense of substance established in my consciousness. From this point on I sought daily to gain a scientific sense of substance. The practitioner directed me to all of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, our revered Leader. In "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 85) she states, "Of this also rest assured, that books and teaching are but a ladder let down from the heaven of Truth and Love, upon which angelic thoughts ascend and descend, bearing on their pinions of light the Christ-spirit." Truly this was what I most needed.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science was presented...
January 14, 1950

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