In the Preface to Science and Health Mrs. Eddy states (p. vii),...

In the Preface to Science and Health Mrs. Eddy states (p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." Some years ago I had reached a point in my life where there seemed to be no blessings and all material props had failed. I had undergone surgery twice in a five-year period for the removal of abnormal growths, and a verdict from the doctor had been that these growths would reappear. This left me in a very depressed and nervous state of mind, and the worry caused many sleepless nights.

When I had seemingly reached a low ebb, a member of my family who was studying Christian Science recommended that I have Christian Science treatment. I consented to this. I was ill in bed when I received my first treatment, but three days later found me attending the services in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and I was studying the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly. The following verse from the Bible was very helpful (II Tim. 1:7): "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Many healings followed, and many false beliefs were destroyed. I am especially grateful for the healing of the smoking habit and the loss of all desire to participate in social drinking. I am grateful to be a member of The Mother Church and of a branch church. Great inspiration came while I was taking class instruction.

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August 30, 1969

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