Catching the Vision

One of my earliest recollections of childhood in a small western town is that of sitting in a parlor window on a Sunday morning. Standing near me were my mother and another woman reading the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly to a small informal group of adults. On the improvised desk in front of the Readers, a highly burnished brass holder for the Quarterly glowed warmly in the soft morning light. When the sun got to the window where I was seated, its rays were caught by the upper part of the brass holder, and they burst into a blaze of rainbow lights.

In later years, after I began to study Christian Science for myself, I came to look upon this picture in memory as illustrative of the way that, in 1866, Mrs. Eddy's God-prepared thought caught the illumination of divine Truth and burst into the seven-hued light of her spiritual discovery. After years of searching the Scriptures and after her recovery from an injury that no material means could help, she caught the vision of Christ's Christianity, which she later named Christian Science.

Learning and Demonstrating Spirituality
May 14, 1966

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.