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Christ Jesus said (John 8:32), "Ye shall know the truth, and the...

Christ Jesus said (John 8:32), "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 338): "Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony. It brings to light the only living and true God and man as made in His likeness."

The truth of these statements was illustrated to me several years ago. Although I had been trying for many years to live in accordance with Christian Science, there were still times when I suffered from depression. During those days I would have liked to just go off in a corner. The belief of heredity contributed to this. On the day that I speak of, I said to my husband, "Although I have suffered from this from time to time since I was a schoolgirl, the next time I will simply try to sing this false belief away."

This is what I did when the next attack occurred. I started out with the old hymn that begins, "Praise we the Lord, for His mercy endureth forever" (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 283). Then I sang all the hymns with words by Mrs. Eddy, as well as all the hymns I knew by heart from our Hymnal. The first verse of Mrs. Eddy's poem "Communion Hymn" (No. 298) reads:

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Letters to the Press
November 7, 1977

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