It was in 1958 that I felt the acute need to know more about...

It was in 1958 that I felt the acute need to know more about God and man. The study of several religions and discussions with leaders of different denominations had left me unsatisfied. One day a friend who was preparing himself for the ministry in his church spoke to me derisively about Christian Science. To prove his point, he even loaned me some notes which included quotations from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. The statements of Mrs. Eddy gave me my first logical thought about God.

However, I did not know there was a Christian Science church in my country, and I had never met a Christian Scientist. One Sunday I accepted an invitation from a minister to attend his service. Approaching him at the conclusion of his sermon, I overheard him explain some point of it to a man whose thought, he said, was influenced by the teachings of Christian Science. I very much wished to speak to this individual, but while I was thanking the minister, he got away. Since I did not know his name or address, it was by God's guidance that I found him a few hours later in a place three kilometers out of town!

August 16, 1969

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