Christian Science was first brought to my attention a...

Christian Science was first brought to my attention a number of years ago by a friend whom I greatly admired. I was interested, but had just enrolled in a college of pharmacy, and my determination to go my intended way was greater than my desire to find out the truth. I had been baptized in an orthodox church when I was seven years old, and was active in the church and Sunday school until I left my home to attend college. But I had lost my childhood faith, and in the succeeding ten years I attended church very irregularly at first and later not at all. Finally I asked myself, "Is there really a God?" Instantly I had a mental picture of something I had seen years before: a Michigan hillside covered with blue wild flowers. I felt that only God could have created such beauty, but when I prayed that He would let me feel His nearness I received no comfort.

Months after this I went to Florida, and there I met a lady who talked to me of Christian Science. My first thought was of surprise that such an intelligent person could be so taken in by that queer religion, but later I became very humble and asked her what I should do. At her suggestion I went to the Reading Room and borrowed a copy of Science and Health, which I read for hours at a time. I also went to the Christian Science church, and there met a practitioner who helped me, and later healed other members of my family.

September 9, 1933

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