It was during the First World...

It was during the First World War that Christian Science was introduced to me. I was then bitterly opposed to what I thought it to be. At that time sorrow after sorrow seemed to come to me as the result of loss of friends, the passing of a dear one, and the breaking up of my home.

"Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy had been in our home for some time, but I had refused to read it. However, one day in desperation I opened it to the chapter on Prayer. I shall never forget the comfort and light that came to me as I read. I kept repeating, "Why, this is what I have always believed to be true." I had been brought up as a Jewess and had never read the New Testament, but as I continued to read the textbook I had a growing desire to study the New Testament, which I did very earnestly. I am now convinced beyond all doubt that the advent of Christian Science is the reappearance of the Christ, Truth, which Jesus demonstrated.

Mrs. Eddy Mentioned Them
Polycarp, A.D. 69–A.D. 155
June 12, 1954

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