Before taking up the study of Science and Health and reading the Bible in its light, the writer often wondered what this seeming life was all about. Nothing between the cradle, and the grave gave any definite knowledge of the why and wherefore of existence. Even the rush for material wealth, the incessant desire for pleasure, and the love of worldly things in general, seemed to lose their attractions sooner or later, and it was found that all is "vanity and vexation of spirit."

When attending the last services for a friend who had passed on, the familiar words came forcibly to mind, "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust," and I found myself utterly at sea as to what constitutes eternal life. There came a time, however, several years ago, when a member of the family was very much in need of help, and Christian Science was recommended and tried, with the result that restoration to normal health soon followed. Some years later I began the study of Christian Science earnestly, and soon there came into my consciousness a peace greater and sweeter than any before experienced, and this peace was yet increased when the long-cherished belief was recalled that one could enter heaven by keeping out of hell. Now I am trying to prove Jesus' teaching—"This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent"—by daily practice.

Angel Reapers
May 1, 1915

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