Sometimes my gratitude to God becomes so overpowering that I...

Sometimes my gratitude to God becomes so overpowering that I must do something about it, and this testimony is in response to that feeling.

When I found Christian Science, I was a boxer in an amateur athletic club. At first I had only an intellectual interest in Science, but one time when our boxing team was in a tournament, I felt the need of help outside of myself. I went to a Christian Science Reading Room, and for several hours I studied the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

As I read, I began to see that whereas I had been fighting my fellowmen in the boxing competition, I should have been fighting the wrongs of mankind—sin, disease, and death. The light broke upon my thought as it did for Saul on the way to Damascus, and I found myself saying in his words (Acts 9:6), "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"

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May 31, 1969

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