In the year 1912, I first heard of Christian Science, and...

In the year 1912, I first heard of Christian Science, and soon thereafter saw a copy of the Christian Science Herald, where I found these words of Mrs. Eddy quoted from "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 206): "'Good is my God, and my God is good. Love is my God, and my God is Love.'" This appealed to me as the most logical and practical statement I had ever heard, and brought God at once as a positive power into my life. Instead of being "a God afar off," He became to me a God "at hand," "a very present help in trouble."

At that time I was in need of greater trust in God, and I therefore resolved to investigate Christian Science. To that end I borrowed a copy of Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." After about a year of spasmodic reading I met a Christian Science practitioner (there was no Christian Science church or society in this place), who advised me to study the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly. From that time on I have studied them faithfully, and step by step have tried to apply Christian Science in my daily life and have not found it wanting.

April 28, 1928

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