When I was a small child, my...

When I was a small child, my surroundings were so discordant that I prayed earnestly, almost desperately, for peace and harmony. Since there was no change, I thought God did not hear my prayer. I was always trying to appease discord and often trying to run from it.

In later years a discordant condition resulted in a severe stomach irritation, and I did not know from which I suffered most, pain or fear. During that time a kind neighbor gave me a copy of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. It interested me immediately because it contained the answer to what I had been seeking so long. Even now it seems remarkable to me that a little book could have changed my entire life.

Signs of the Times
August 29, 1959

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