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The healing power of Christian Science...

From the August 1935 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The healing power of Christian Science has been so clearly apparent in my experience that I should like to record an expression of profound gratitude for what I firmly believe to be this great spiritual teaching.

Although I have known of Christian Science all my life, and time and again have enjoyed its multitudinous blessings in the way of protection and instantaneous healings, it was not until twelve years ago that I felt the effect of its redemptive and saving power sufficiently to realize fully the meaning of these inspiring, yet commanding words of Paul in his second epistle to the Corinthians: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

It was my privilege to ascend from Yosemite Valley to the high ridges of the Sierra Nevada. In climbing this eleven-mile trail, I was overcome with a severe heart attack. For several hours I struggled to know more of the Christ, Truth, as taught in Christian Science. And then I remembered fragments of "An Allegory" in "Miscellaneous Writings" (pp. 323–328) by our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. Instantly I caught the vision and pressed on firmly and confidently, step by step. By the time I had reached the summit I was so grateful and so full of joy for the complete healing that vision was inspired as I looked forward, and beyond finite sense. For years I had been striving to be a Christian Scientist. Now I knew that the last obstruction had given way. Awakening to this glorious fact, I returned to the valley without any sense of lameness or fatigue, after walking more than twenty miles, but best of all, with new hope in my heart.

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