By the time I was nine years of age, the ministry was my...

By the time I was nine years of age, the ministry was my chosen goal, and to this end I made preparation. I shall always be thankful for the moral training I received in the orthodox church.

The work which I was eventually given, however, seemed too heavy; my parishioners were needing and asking for services that I did not know how to give. I prayed conscientiously, reverently, for them when they were distressed, but without understanding that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need," as Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 494). The responsibility settled upon me as a crushing burden, and I contracted nervous prostration. I left my work and brought my young family West, hoping that the sunlight would heal me. Gradually I became worse, until my employer recommended Christian Science to me. My weary steps led me to the home of a practitioner. This man spoke the same Biblical truths which I had so often spoken from the pulpit, and he showed me clearly that I was, in reality, a son of God.

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