Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer...

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 13): "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, 'Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.'"

When Christian Science was presented to me, I felt a hunger and thirst for a better way of living. My first visit to a Church of Christ, Scientist, proved the efficacy of presence and power of God. The Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly was "Love." In my earlier orthodox church a God as love had not been made understandable or practical; so I was particularly interested in this service. During the reading of the Lesson-Sermon resentment, prejudice, and antagonism toward Christian Science dissolved. I knew that I had found the pearl of great price. This enlightenment brought about a more generous thought, which was manifested in my offering when the collection was taken.

This was the start of a new birth in my experience. Fleshly ills began to dissolve. Nervousness disappeared and with it the habit of gossiping, for with the understanding that there is no sensation in matter I could not make material experiences appear sensational.

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Signs of the Times
June 19, 1954

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