My heart is full of gratitude for Christian Science

My heart is full of gratitude for Christian Science. Sixteen years ago I was indeed a dweller in the deep, dark places of materiality. After many years of earnest study of the Bible, I had become confused and discouraged, declaring there was no help to be found in it. Seeking some positive fact upon which I could rely, I had investigated many religious faiths, but had found nothing to satisfy me, and had become cynical, hard, and cruel, without realizing it.

One day, while I was reading, a quotation from the Bible attracted my attention. It was the passage where Elisha prayed God to open the eyes of his servant that he might see, "and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." My heart again yearned within me to know God. On page 89 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Spirit, God, is heard when the senses are silent." Truly, the desire that ascended to God from an honest heart had silenced mortal mind, for the answer came. It was this: "Why not try Christian Science?" Instantly I knew that prejudice had kept me from giving a moment's consideration to this religion, which in my ignorance I had judged fantastical and impossible.

Love Does Not Cease
September 16, 1939

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