Today I want to raise my voice in gratitude for Christian Science

Today I want to raise my voice in gratitude for Christian Science. Through study of the textbook, Science and Health, and other writings by Mrs. Eddy, and the help of a consecrated practitioner, I am alive today!

A number of years ago I was employed as sales manager for a large printing company having an annual sales volume of several millions of dollars. As men were added to the sales staff and plant equipment expanded, I found myself working harder and faster. A couple of my associates in the firm, as well as my wife, urged me to slow down. I laughed these suggestions off. I was far too busy taking care of material things. This drive and the sense of my importance to the company were overwhelming. After all, I was the sales manager, and just think of all the production volume I was responsible for!

Without knowing it, I was allowing so much personal sense to come into my thought that I was not aware of what was happening to me. Oh, yes, I read the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly faithfully every day, but I was not studying it. Then one day when mortal mind had me sufficiently softened up, it happened. Quite innocently, it appeared as a periodic coughing spell, which got worse as days went on. I was still too busy taking care of material things.

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January 6, 1973

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