In my childhood years I was an...

In my childhood years I was an inmate of an institute for homeless children. We were ruled through rigid discipline and were denied most of the normal pleasures of childhood. In attempting to compensate for this loss in the following years, I made the mistake of looking to material sense for the pleasures that I felt I had missed. However, the satisfactions supposedly experienced gradually diminished, while the pains of sense increased in violence until each new day appeared only as a discordant, dreary, hopeless repetition of the previous day's trouble-filled hours.

When, under these conditions, life appeared futile, I called on a Christian Science practitioner. Through the kindly, patient, and loving help extended to me at ensuing visits, I received welcome light and a sound reason for hope. The subsequent unfoldment of good was comparable to the awakening from a long, bad dream. During this awakening period it was necessary at times to enlist the help of a devoted Christian Scientist, and the needed help was always cheerfully and effectively provided.

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