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RHEUMATISM AND FEVER HEALED
I then asked myself, Who are the students? Can anyone say he is as yet a graduate of Christian Science? Thus my decision was made, and the next step was the choice of a practitioner. I wanted to be led, with no thought of personality, and again I asked myself, What mental quality do you consider the best transmitter of truth? The answer came instantly, "Honesty is spiritual power" (Science and Health, p. 453). I pondered these words, earnestly striving to comprehend their import, for I felt the word was used in a sense higher than a monetary one.
I called for the dictionary, and found honesty there defined as freedom from dissimulation; fairness; justice. Then I remembered that Mrs. Eddy says, "In the Science of Mind-healing, it is imperative to be honest, for victory rests on the side of immutable right" (Science and Health, p. 446). Thus my thought was led to one who exemplified these qualities to a marked degree. The following day I attended both church services and was perfectly free; every vestige of the frightful dream had vanished. I can but feebly express my gratitude for this experience, for the clearer realization of "the word of God" as a two-edged sword.
I am profoundly grateful to our Leader for her gift to the world. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" has been to me a beacon light in every time of trial, doubt, and perplexity. I know that God is all-presence and all-power, and His presence and power are as available when the storms of sense rage and roar as when the seas are tranquil.
Christian Science Sentinel, September 15, 1917
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