"The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany"...

In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" Mrs. Eddy has given us this guiding statement (p. 134): "The unprecedented progress of Christian Science is proverbial, and we cannot be too grateful nor too humble for this, inasmuch as our daily lives serve to enhance or to stay its glory." In my own experience for more than forty years Christian Science has been my guide and stay in the way of Truth and my only physician; and my earnest prayer has been to so live the truth that I may "enhance" and not "stay its glory."

From a sickly child I grew into a frightened and discouraged young woman. I had been condemned to tuberculosis, supposedly inherited. At this point my sister, who had become an earnest student of Christian Science, took over and patiently taught me that my only inheritance was from God and was invariable Life; that "every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17).

The victory was not won in a day. Much erroneous theology had to be unlearned, and much belief in so-called higher education had to be discarded. My sister never gave up or allowed me to give up, and I was completely freed from that ailment and was able to return to my work of teaching, in which I continued for many years.

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Signs of the Times
November 4, 1950

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