This question, why I, a Jewess, became a Christian Scientist, presented itself to me lately while reading in the Sentinel (Vol. X., p. 470) an article copied from the American Hebrew. The writer says that those Jews who become Christian Scientists cannot have had a religious home or religious anchorage. Now I must confess that both of these blessings have been mine. A dear good mother brought me up, and we have always been members of the Jewish church. I shall ever love my people—but I can no longer worship in the way they do. Christian Science has taught me a higher also a more practical way.

Christian Science came to the world because it was needed by one and all, by the individual and by the church. I can remember that I became dissatisfied when quite a girl. To trust blindly without understanding God, seemed stupid and dull, and I began to doubt whether there was a God. I meant to do right, for I had high ideals, but alas! I found often that, like the apostle of old, the good I would, I did not; but the evil I would not, that I did. There was no guide, no positive way by which to work out the problem of life. Isaiah says. "An highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness." Christian Science has not given us a new way, the way has ever been established, but it has cleared away the debris which has clogged the way, and it shows us that if we are born of the Spirit we must also walk in the Spirit—the way of God.

December 12, 1908

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