As I look back upon the moral and religious training of...

As I look back upon the moral and religious training of my youth, I see very little which guided me into paths of right thinking. My mother passed on when I was a child, and the impression I now have of my youth is of years of unhappiness and discontent. When I reached the age of twenty-five, after several emotional upsets, I awoke to the realization that my way of living had no true foundation; that I was not only drifting, but sinking.

About a year before this I had come into contact with an earnest student of Christian Science, and I had been very much impressed with the depth and clarity of her thought. And so I began attending a Christian Science church, and within a year had had two remarkable healings; and joined a branch church. From that time I have never resorted to any healing agent but Christian Science, and have been greatly blessed. But the healing of immoral characteristics has been slow and difficult.

July 20, 1940

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