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Having reason to be grateful for Christian Science...

From the April 1955 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Having reason to be grateful for Christian Science, I wish to submit this testimony as evidence of my gratitude and with the prayer that it may help others as I have been helped. I was led to Science during the depression of the 1930's. My husband and I had lost all our money in the real estate business. He finally secured a position with a cotton goods firm. It paid him less than he had ever earned, but he felt that he would have an opportunity to learn the business and to progress. This opportunity did not develop, and we both became much discouraged.

I was most unhappy where I worked. A Christian Science practitioner had an office next door. She looked so peaceful and happy that one day I went in to see her, and I began to cry. I was so distressed that I almost had hysterics. She lovingly put her arms around me and comforted me, and I returned to my office feeling much better.

A short time later business became so bad that my husband lost his job, and conditions were very difficult. One day he was so cross that I was utterly desperate. I said to him: "You and I are through. There's nothing on earth we can do for ourselves. Let's see what God can do for us." At that moment I turned from all human ways and means. I asked my husband to go with me to see the practitioner who had befriended me, but he refused, saying he would not go to a woman. I told him of a practitioner across the street who was a man, and I asked him to go to see him with me. He got angry at my urging and said, "Let's go and get it over with."

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