A recruit in the army learns to...

A recruit in the army learns to take orders humbly and quickly. Humility here, perhaps even more than in civilian life, is of fundamental importance. I wish to express gratitude for a few impressive lessons of this sort which I have learned, thereby forcing me to begin to comprehend in a practical way what our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, meant when she wrote (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 358), "Self-knowledge, humility, and love are divine strength." This has in turn shown me that true self-knowledge is seeing oneself as the ever-expression of God, divine Love.

I have been informed that when I was at an extremely early age my life was despaired of, but that I was protected through the application of Christian Science alone. For over thirty years my every need has been amply provided for, all emergencies have been properly met, and I have enjoyed an abundance of good.

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