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I would like to tell how I was healed of an abnormal...

From the October 1906 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I Would like to tell how I was healed of an abnormal growth without treatment. At the time I made the alarming discovery, I said nothing to any one, and tried to rid myself of fear by keeping it out of my thought. I went on in this way for about two years, but there was increased soreness. About this time I attended the Communion service at Boston. When I was on my way home I had to admit that the services had all been helpful; people had been kind, and what seemed best of all, I had seen Mrs. Eddy and heard her speak in Tremont Temple. My physical condition was, however, seemingly unchanged.

I was pondering over my problem when I was suddenly told that my trouble was malignant. I then decided to begin treatment at once, and was about ready to make my first call, when I thought of the long siege that was probably before me. It then came to me that I should do a little preliminary work at home, and I decided to study Science and Health before going for the treatments, as I would have to do my part. I began, and week after week I studied. Finally the heavy cloud seemed to rise, the world grew brighter, my sighs and tears turned to smiles. In reading about God, Life, in thinking of Life, pondering, realizing the truth, that awful fear of death was destroyed. When I was quite sure that my reading of Science and Health had entirely overcome this fear, I concluded that I was now ready for treatment, and was happy to think I could go with a peaceful sense.

On the morning of the day when I intended to make my first call on the practitioner I thought I would make an examination, so as to be able to tell her all about it. I had forgotten about the growth in these last days, because I had been so absorbed in my study of Science and Health. I had forgotten a number of things that were better forgotten. I made the examination and lo, there was nothing to be found — not a trace of that which had made me so anxious! This was seven years ago, and there has never been a sign of the re-appearance of it. I am constantly reminded how much I owe Mrs. Eddy by daily benefits from Christian Science. I am deeply indebted to her for devoting her life to this Cause that has meant so much to me. —

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