"A germ of infinite Truth, though least in the kingdom of...

"A germ of infinite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven, is the higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled until God prepares the soil for the seed" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 361). It took almost twenty years of preparation before my mental soil was ready for the seed of Truth.

Though I attended a Christian Science Sunday School from the age of two until I was out of high school, I took all the good I had received for granted. In fact I resented being different from my friends because I was never allowed to use any kind of medicine. And I thought my mother was old-fashioned in her attitude toward drinking and smoking. After high school I went modern; I drank socially, smoked, and tried to find happiness and an easier way to live other than by the strict rules of Christian Science.

After my marriage I had several serious operations. Our son was sickly and thin. Our daughter had numerous accidents and operations. I lived in fear that I would lose the children I so loved. I spent money and time trying to do exactly what the medical profession recommended each time there was another sickness or accident, but it all seemed like a treadmill to me. We were never through with drugs and doctors! We only went from crisis to crisis hoping to make the grade.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 258 - Finding Satisfying Employment
March 18, 1967

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