I am grateful that I was able to...

I am grateful that I was able to receive a firm foundation in Christian Science in the Sunday School, which I attended from infancy. It was a wonderful experience to join The Mother Church when I was in my teens. At an early age, I married a Christian Scientist, and we moved from the East Coast to the West Coast. I received from attendance at Sunday School there spiritual strength, which helped me to adjust myself to my new environment. I continued attending Sunday School until I was twenty.

Through the study and application of Science, I have received guidance and protection during traveling, found employment in the field for which I was trained, and been healed of extreme mental depression. At one time a skin irritation developed which spread until it covered both my legs from the knees down. My own prayers and study did not prove effective in healing the condition; so I asked a Christian Science practitioner to help me. She invited me to study the definition of "oil," given by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 592). It reads, "Consecration; charity; gentleness; prayer; heavenly inspiration." She also reminded me that "a spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive" (ibid., p. 463).

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