It is important that I begin this testimony with an expression of...

It is important that I begin this testimony with an expression of deep appreciation for the Christian Science periodicals. A healing related in a recent issue of The Christian Science Journal brings to mind my own, one which took place some years ago and fills me with gratitude and appreciation as I recall it.

I had a busy household to tend, with school-age children and a husband active in business. Over a period of some months I seemed to grow increasingly weak, and weary to the point of exhaustion much of the time. I asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner and felt I was doing the best I could working with the truth, but I seemed to gain no ground physically. As we prayed, knowing man is created and supported by a loving Father, the practitioner pointed out many areas where I had cause for much gratitude: I was able under most circumstances to follow through on my daily duties and obligations. When I was not able to do all of it, I substituted gratitude for a sense of discouragement and failure—gratitude that I was surrounded by a loving family where nothing was demanded of me that I was unable to accomplish, according to the law of God, who loves me and all.

February 21, 1976

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