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in Science, and was no longer "carried about with
every wind of doctrine," but held to Principle as closely
as possible. From the time the healing came into my
consciousness, the desire for material remedies left me,
because Christian Science at once pointed out the way to
get at the cause of discord and disease. All that I had to
give up were the false beliefs of mortal mind. Christian
Science then taught me to love the church, and to appreciate
what it had already done for mankind. I often
thought of the old adage, "Charity begins at home,"
and after three years' preparation I felt able to take Christian
Science to my home, where it found, in due time,
ready acceptance and willing disciples. This gave me
even greater joy than my own healing. The more good
I saw accomplished, the more love I had for the truth.
Christian Science changed my course from the first, and
gave me a nobler aim and purpose in life. I was not
so easily influenced by other people's shortcomings,
when I learned that evil has neither personality nor place.
I was not so ready to take offence, when I found out the
way to work unselfishly for the upbuilding of the Cause.
- A. E. J., Toledo, Ohio.
AN EVER-PRESENT HELP FOUND
On the 23rd of March, 1900, I received from one of my
daughters a copy of Science and Health on my seventy-first
birthday. Although a constant reader of all kinds of papers
and books, I had never heard anything of Christian Science,
except a short notice that spring in a San Francisco
newspaper, from an orthodox clergyman, referring to the
Christian Science people in not very complimentary style.