Christian Science came into my...

Christian Science came into my life gradually and irresistibly. I did not take up its study for physical healing, but began reading the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, because my mother wished me to read with her while she was under treatment for an eye disorder. This I gladly agreed to do in order to help her. I had no physical problem, and I thought that I had nothing which needed to be healed.

From the first I was greatly interested in this book, for it supplied answers to all the questions regarding creation that had been troubling me since childhood—answers for which I had searched all through my girlhood. My early religious training had been in an orthodox Protestant Sunday school, but when I became old enough to question I found that neither my parents nor my Sunday school teacher could explain to my satisfaction the things that I wished to know, so at the age of fourteen I discontinued attending Sunday school and church, and formulated a philosophy of my own based upon the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. This was sufficient to ensure morality, but I was still completely ignorant of spiritual cause and effect. This great fact began to unfold to me with my first reading of Science and Health, and has continued for the past twenty years.

Testimony of Healing
Growth in understanding leads...
July 4, 1942

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