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From the December 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I Have often thought that my experience in coming into Christian Science, as well as since then, would not be of sufficient importance to warrant sending it to the Journal. This, doubtless, is the argument that error would use to prevent each one from sending his, and having seen it thus, I hasten to repair a breach in my fortress.

When I was first told of Christian Science, about three years ago, I had never seen anyone that was healed, and had not even heard the name, Christian Science; and yet when it was being explained to me, all my questions answered, and old-time, stereotyped, theological stumps uncovered and cleared away, a consciousness of its truth came to me, which never for a moment has gone from me, nor even waned, but has developed more and more into fullness and fixity.

I was, I may truly say, almost appalled by the positiveness of its assertions, and by the confidence with which it inspired its devotees, its demonstrators—a condition I have since learned is the accompaniment of an understanding of its teaching, and which is born of God. A happier lot of people I had never encountered, and the best of it, and what also strongly appealed to me, was, that it was not alone a good crust, but the whole loaf was permeated by the same goodwill and brotherliness. (And incidentally I would say, that this kindliness and thoughtfulness for newcomers should not be forgotten nor forsaken.)

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