My gratitude for Christian Science is unbounded, so it is with...

My gratitude for Christian Science is unbounded, so it is with much joy that I attest to its healing power over physical disorders. My greatest joy, however, comes from the spiritual discernment that has come to me as a student of this Science through learning the truth of God, man, and the universe.

I had a healing of a skin ailment that covered parts of my body. It was never diagnosed by a medical doctor, but it was of such a nature as to require the daily bandaging of both my hands and ankles, which were covered with the irritation. I had many sleepless nights, and was barely able to perform my duties as a court reporter. I prayed for myself as we are taught to do, and at times engaged the help of a Christian Science practitioner. Many months passed without any evidence of healing. There was much discouragement and impatience to be overcome, as well as criticism of my coworkers, continuous griping about my work, and dissatisfaction with working conditions. I learned to be courageous, to love, and to patiently trust God.

The practitioner and I worked with many Bible truths, more especially those stemming from Genesis 1:31, where we are told, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." How could I, I reasoned, hold in thought a man with spot and blemish—a man less than the perfect man God had made? I prayed that I might see the perfect man as Jesus did, and worked a great deal with the statement found in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (pp. 476, 477): "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." Then, too, in deep humility I prayed, "Dear Father, show me the lesson You have for me in this experience."

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April 28, 1973

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