Many years ago I took up the study of Christian Science...

Many years ago I took up the study of Christian Science, and the many blessings that have since been my portion I now understand to have come according to my willingness to "abide by the rule of perpetual harmony,—God's law" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 381).

While at college I was not satisfied with the outlook on life as manifested merely by the senses. I had a faint idea of some kind of creative principle which I longed to understand, but I was not willing to take up the study of Christian Science at that time, although my parents were members of a local branch church. Very wisely they left me entirely free to find my way and trusted to God to reveal to me the Christidea, that most decisive factor in one's life.

Finally I awoke to the fact that I had to keep myself from the love of worldly honors, and that I had to look for the spiritual sense of life. Then I decided to study the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, which taught me that we must be born again by the Christ-spirit, in order to understand that Spirit is real and matter unreal.

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Testimony of Healing
My very earliest memories are of stories of the Bible, but...
October 19, 1935

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