Before knowing anything about it, I had heard Christian Science...

Before knowing anything about it, I had heard Christian Science spoken of and ridiculed as an "American craze," and I never dreamed that it was anything deeper than that and that it could possibly have any meaning to me, until I came into actual touch with its teaching and began to read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. I hardly remember a time when I did not have a great desire to understand the world of life around me. Quite early in my experience I felt the sorrow of the world pressing in on me. I tried many different ways of thinking. I had become a member of the Church of Scotland, but that never satisfied me.

I had always desired to be of use in the world, so took up the profession of music and became a worker in the woman's suffrage movement. Life then became increasingly interesting and stimulating, and yet at heart I felt that I was coming no nearer the truth about life than before. I relied entirely on material means, mental and physical, for everything, though had I been told the many isms that I delighted to look into were material I should have been rather indignant. I had also all the old theological beliefs regarding life and death and felt the impossibility of understanding their mystery or of getting to know God in this world.

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