I am sincerely grateful for Christian Science and for the benefits...

I am sincerely grateful for Christian Science and for the benefits it is bringing to humanity.

I was recently enrolled in a junior college. In selecting courses I decided to study public speaking. My first assignment was a speech of introduction. I became fearful, but I remembered how Christ Jesus stood before multitudes and was never fearful because he knew he was reflecting God's will. I prepared my speech thoroughly and decided to love my way through in accordance with the Bible promise (I John 4:18), "Perfect love casteth out fear." As I stood before the class, I looked on smiling faces, and all thought of fear was dissolved by love. I received several compliments on my speech. My final test for the semester was to be a ten-minute biography. I chose the life of Mary Baker Eddy. The class listened attentively. I received an A grade on this speech.

I am also grateful for having had the privilege of attending the Biennial College Meeting held at The Mother Church in August, 1967. These were three of the happiest days of my life. How wonderful it was to see others my own age taking an interest in the Science of being! I shall never forget the beautiful hymns played on The Mother Church organ and the voices of those from all over the world singing in harmony. The words of one hymn, No. 82 in the Christian Science Hymnal, will always ring in my ears:

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August 16, 1969

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