Several years after I left college...

Several years after I left college various conditions in my home became inharmonious. A beloved younger brother was seriously injured in a football game and had a nervous breakdown. I had begun to study singing shortly before this and would often burst into tears at my lessons because of these home worries. My teacher gave me Christian Science literature to read, and finally, when things seemed worse than ever, she arranged for me to visit a Christian Science practitioner.

After a brief talk this practitioner consented to pray for me and lent me a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy to study. Almost immediately I felt a sense of great quietness which remained with me even when my brother passed on shortly afterward. Before the funeral service the practitioner came to our home and lovingly spoke to me of my brother's true being as the expression of God, eternal Life, which can never be destroyed. As a result of her words, I realized that Science was the truth for which I had been searching. How naturally the gloom was lifted by the Christly thought of the consecrated practitioner!

From then on, I began to study Science with deep devotion, and though the way has been rugged many times, I have never doubted that this religion is the new-old truth which Jesus practiced and preached in Galilee.

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Signs of the Times
December 16, 1961

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