In 1929 I suddenly became ill...

In 1929 I suddenly became ill and had to discontinue work. A medical examination revealed that I had dropsy and a heart condition. The doctor gave me no hope for recovery. I was not a student of Christian Science, but I had attended Wednesday evening testimony meetings in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. I felt this Science could help me: so I contacted the First Reader of this church, and he recommended that I see a Christian Science practitioner.

I called one, and she came to my home. She talked to me about Christian Science and dwelt on love and right motives. This kind of talk seemed foreign to me. I was only interested in my physical healing so that I could go back to work. I was not receiving any medical treatment; so the practitioner came daily, and I learned of God and of the necessity of doing His will.

When I was alone, I turned to God, and in my immature understanding of Him asked why He had forsaken me. Then the thought came, "You hate." I would cry out, "Yes, I hate but what has that got to do with my healing?" You see, I had been hating, but somehow I felt I had the right to do so. I was jealous of and hated my stepdaughter.

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Testimony of Healing
While I was in my twenties, a...
October 2, 1965

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