For over thirty years of freedom...

For over thirty years of freedom from the use of any material methods of healing; for being lifted from undesirable habits to a greater sense of cleanliness and self-respect; for release from a so-called inherited quick temper and other disagreeable traits of character into a greater sense of kindliness and consideration for others; and for the steady unfoldment of my real being as a son of our Father-Mother God, I am deeply grateful to our great Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, whose devotion to Truth and constant love for mankind brought forth her discovery of Christian Science.

I am also grateful for membership in The Mother Church and in a branch church, for class instruction, and for many opportunities to serve the Cause in various capacities. I am especially grateful for having had the privilege of serving as First Reader in a branch church and as Assistant to the Committee on Publication for my home state, I should like to relate an experience I had in connection with this latter service.

I was invited to give an address on Christian Science to a group of young people who were members of a large orthodox church. Some sixty persons were present, and they were very attentive and seemed to be interested. At the end of the address there were a number of favorable comments and expressions of appreciation. The chairman of the group, after thanking me, said that there was one question she would like to ask. She said that she could see a lot of good in Christian Science. "But," she asked, "if you broke your arm wouldn't you go to a doctor?" I replied, "No, I don't think so." She asked, "Then what would you do?" I told her that I would first try to deal with the situation through my own understanding, but if the healing did not come quickly I would then consult an experienced Christian Science practitioner. The answer seemed to satisfy her, and that ended the subject.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came into our...
May 10, 1952

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