In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany"...

In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 166) Mrs. Eddy says that "so long as we have the right ideal, life is worth living and God takes care of our life."

Up to the time that Christian Science was presented to me I undoubtedly had entertained many ideals, but evidently none was the right one, for life had become an actual burden to me. In my past experience I seemed mostly to have been doing wrong, and the ensuing regrets and remorses were the more bitter because of my never having actually meant evil. I finally submitted with resentful resignation to what appeared to be an incomprehensible fate.

I had never heard of Mrs. Eddy or of Science and Health when the Christian Science textbook was mentioned to me by a friend whom I casually met on the street; and great was my surprise to discover then that my wife had already started its study a few months previously.

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June 29, 1935

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