I found Christian Science when...

I found Christian Science when I was a young woman and in the depths of despair. My life had been beset by evil influences, and I had become a hating, resentful, bitter person. I so completely despaired of finding any good, either in my fellow men or in myself, that I contemplated suicide. Having been taught the theological belief of everlasting punishment, however, I feared to take my life. In this abyss of mental torture and darkness I remembered that my mother had told me before she passed on that if I always asked God to guide me, I would know what to do.

My heart cried out to God to reveal Himself to me and to show me whether there was any reason for my living. This prayer was answered when I was led to stay in the home of a woman who was a Christian Scientist. Her goodness seemed so far beyond anything I had known and my outlook was so darkened that, like the man with the unclean spirit (Mark 1:23), I cried out to be let alone. After a few days in the atmosphere of this home, I meekly asked the woman what her church believed. She answered, "We know that God is Love." I cannot describe the hope, joy, and peace that flooded my thought as I repeated these words over and over to myself.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came into my...
October 2, 1954

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