"To those leaning on the sustaining...

"To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," writes Mary Baker Eddy in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (Pref., P. vii). For years I had known of Christian Science, but not until I was at the point of utter despair was I ready to read the textbook.

At that time I was in bed with a stomach ailment which had caused me much suffering and had left me in quite a nervous state. After spending much time and money over a period of years on doctors, drugs, and diets I felt that my condition was beyond endurance. However, "man's extremity is God's opportunity," and I sent word to my aunt, who had been an earnest Scientist for twenty-five years, that I was ready for Christian Science.

As I read Science and Health from cover to cover and had help from practitioners at different times, I began to improve steadily. Many physical ailments of long standing, including constipation, were overcome. One afternoon, after I had spent most of the day in reading and studying, it suddenly occurred to me that I was holding on to the false appetite of smoking. I am grateful to say that I at once stopped this bad habit, and since then I have not smoked, nor have I had a desire to smoke again. The stomach trouble and the nervous condition were likewise healed.

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Signs of the Times
May 5, 1956

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