Sharing at a state university

When I applied to college in the fall of my senior year, I was trying to figure out where I would succeed and where I wanted to fit in. I applied to only three schools, because I had no desire to go anywhere but to those three universities. 

As a graduate of DiscoveryBound’s National Leadership Council (see, Christian Science was very important to my identity and I wanted to continue growing in my relationship with God. So, like many others, I thought that if Christian Science was important to me, I had to attend a school where everyone shared my same faith. However, I decided to attend a big state university. I was in love with the school, and while I was very excited about it, I still felt guilty. Did that mean I wasn’t making Christian Science a priority?

Then I thought about a DiscoveryBound event I had attended one Labor Day weekend in high school. The theme of the weekend was “Let Your Light Shine.” I remember looking up this verse from Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” That weekend, we had passed around candles, showing how one small candle can light up a whole room. I decided that I would let my light shine wherever I was, and demonstrate Christian Science by loving and helping others.

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