My first acquaintance with the subject of Christian Science was about three years ago, while in college, preparing for the ministry. The usual break-down from over study came and drove me through a course of doctors, medicine, dieting; proper exercise, etc., until I gave them up in disgust. Christian Science was then recommended and tried. It seemed a dangerous thing for a ministerial student to tamper with, and misgivings, fears, and doubts crowded my mind. Physical relief came, but that was nothing compared with the uplifting, spiritual influence felt in the treatment.
I felt more than ever like singing,—
"For heaven is nearer, And Christ is dearer,
Than yesterday to me; His love and light
Fill all my soul to-night."