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FREED FROM SMOKING
Then one day I saw in Science and Health what Mrs. Eddy says about the use of tobacco. I had smoked for twenty-one years, and did not see how I could get along without tobacco. Nevertheless, I kept on studying, and every little while the tobacco question would come up. It would not down, although I smoked even more than I had ever done before. Still, I liked Christian Science, and attended the services regularly, enjoying every minute of them. One day after dinner I sat down to enjoy the reading of a Christian Science lecture, jammed my pipe full of tobacco, lighted it, and was all fixed for a real good time. That lecture put my pipe out forever; for the picture I saw of myself sitting there, with a pipe stuck in my mouth, matches lying around, ashes on my clothes and the floor, made me feel so cheap that I sneaked past my wife, who was in the same room, and down to the cellar, where I threw the pipe into the furnace. Some time afterwards I asked the question of myself, How was I healed of the tobacco habit? While I was perfectly satisfied with the results of the healing, I wanted to know how it came about. I knew that in order to be good, I must have a desire for good. Yes, that was it! I did want to be good and to make progress in Science; and so this big stumblingblock in the way of progress was taken away from me, and taken away ever so gently.
In addition to the above related healings, I have had many other proofs of God's care of His children; and I can now understand what Jesus meant when he told Nicodemus that he must be born again.
I am very grateful to Mrs. Eddy for giving us Science and Health.
Christian Science Sentinel, February 2, 1924
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