I should like to express my gratitude...

I should like to express my gratitude for all the blessings which are showered upon me as I study Christian Science. A friend brought this religion to the notice of my mother when I was a child. My mother received a physical healing and enrolled me in the Sunday School of the local branch Church of Christ, Scientist. The teaching I received there has been a sure stand-by. I was spared most of the so-called children's diseases and was quickly healed of the two which did attack me. Ever since, I have enjoyed vigorous health.

Towards the end of my school days, the capital which was to have provided a training for me as a professional musician was embezzled, and I had to seek another means of livelihood. Through the help of Christian Science I was enabled to graduate at a university and then to take a business training course, at the conclusion of which I entered the civil service because I thought that the security which government employment offered would please my family.

However, I still felt frustrated because I had not been able to make music my career, and I was unconsciously making a reality of the sense of lack of funds that had prevented my musical education. Gradually, as I earnestly prayed, the sense of lack and of resentment was replaced with a realization of the spiritual nature of talent, justice, supply, and opportunity and of our need to express these rather than merely expect to receive them. As this adjustment of thought took place, more interesting, responsible, and remunerative employment unfolded.

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Testimony of Healing
I took up the study of Christian Science...
October 18, 1958

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