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the error had gone, until one day when I realized
that to catch a glimpse of what spiritual sense means
I must put corporeal sense behind me. I then set to
work in earnest to find the true way. I opened
Science and Health and these words were before me,
"If God were understood, instead of being merely believed,
this understanding would establish health" (p. 203).
I saw that I must get the right understanding of God!
I closed the book and with head bowed in prayer I
waited with longing intensity for some answer. How
long I waited I do not know, but suddenly, like a wonderful
burst of sunlight after a storm, came clearly
this thought, "Be still, and know that I am God." I
held my breath - deep into my hungering thought
sank the infinite meaning of that "I." All self-conceit,
egotism, selfishness, everything that constitutes
the mortal "I," sank abashed out of sight. I trod, as
it were, on holy ground. Words are inadequate to convey
the fulness of that spiritual uplifting, but others
who have had similar experiences will understand.
From that hour I have had an intelligent consciousness
of the ever-presence of an infinite God who is only good.
- C. B. G., Hudson, Mass.
A RESTLESS SENSE OF EXISTENCE DESTROYED
Through reading Science and Health and the illumination
which followed, I was healed of ulceration of
the stomach and kindred troubles, a restless sense of
existence, agnosticism, etc. The torture I endured with
the stomach trouble I will not attempt to describe. The
attending physician declared that I could live but a short