I was raised in a Protestant family, where I was taught about God and His love for us. As a child, I loved reading the gospel stories describing Christ Jesus’ healing ministry and how he turned to his Father, God, for guidance in everything that he did.
I began to feel the effects of Christian Science less than half an hour after finding it in 1993, which brings to mind a statement by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy: “The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the ‘still, small voice’ of Truth uttering itself” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
As we were growing up, my three siblings and I competed against each other for everything, especially for attention and recognition. Even after we reached adulthood, we competed to prove who could make the most money and buy the largest home.
I found Christian Science more than four years ago. “Eureka!” is what I immediately uttered after I started to read the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist.
Growing up, I had problems with fitting in and often sought out approval from others. When I was a teenager, I hung out with a rebellious group of friends and experimented with drinking and drugs as a way to be accepted.
Although I felt that my parents loved me and my four siblings, our household did not always seem loving. My father was quite critical and quick to anger, and my mother seemed weary and burdened.
I found Christian Science when I overheard someone say it was a religion about understanding God. My ears perked up at that idea because in my spiritual searching I felt I hadn’t found any other religion or philosophy that made understanding God its focus.
I was born and raised a Sikh, and my family was religious. In 1982, I moved from India to the United States to study.
As a young man I had a rather antagonistic and contemptuous attitude toward religion. The first I heard of Christian Science was when I met the woman who would later become my wife.
In spite of all the challenges we may face, right here, right now, we can feel God’s presence when we turn to Him, divine Mind, for help. How I was longing for this understanding when faced with a number of problems years ago! One day, in my desperation, I cried, “God, help me!” and it was as if a voice said, loud and clear, “Try Christian Science.