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as if you ever had a pain in all your life. You could not
have had consumption."
When I think what my life was before I had Christian
Science, of the six years of colds, suffering, and coughing,
not to mention the unhappiness, I want to "work,
watch, and pray" for the Mind of Christ, that I may work
rightly in God's vineyard, and to know that in truth, what
belongs to one belongs to all, - that one God, one Life,
Truth, and Love is all. - A. C. L., Kansas City, Kans.
DESIRE FOR LIQUOR AND TOBACCO DISAPPEARED
I first heard of Christian Science four years ago. At
that time drinking and smoking were my comforters. I
had no other companionship. I had lived almost constantly
from childhood in an evil atmosphere. Though
I was far from being satisfied with my condition, I failed
to see how to better it until I read Science and Health.
I used occasionally to listen to a sermon, but sermons
did not give me any more comfort than I derived from
my pipe, hence I concluded that church-going could not
satisfy me and I preferred drinking and smoking. When
I began to read Science and Health, I saw it offered something
substantial. After a few months' study all desire
for drinking and smoking disappeared. I did not give
them up; I made no sacrifices, I simply found something
better. I might mention that I had smoked ever
since I can remember. I used to smoke years before I
left school, and, like most Englishmen, loved my pipe, and
would almost prefer to miss a meal rather than to go
without my smoke. I used to think it gave me comfort.
During my four years' study of Christian Science I