As a student I pushed matters of religion to one side

As a student I pushed matters of religion to one side. Divinity as a school subject had been of little interest, partly because of uninspired teaching. The first real jolt came when a professor of chemistry told his university class that in seeking first causes we inevitably arrive at a situation with regard to creation where the acceptance of a supreme intelligence is an absolute and unavoidable condition. "This supreme intelligence," he said, "is God."

Several years later when I started to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy, I had a healing. A disfigurement on the back of my hand disappeared overnight. I knew that here was a really practical way of life related intelligently to God. This of course was only the beginning, but with the help of a loving teacher of Christian Science I was able to build on sure foundations. I recall with gratitude the hours of patient dedication given to what proved to be a complete reeducation in spiritual values. Membership in The Mother Church and a branch church followed, and then the rich experience of class instruction shared with my wife.

Our mutual interest in design brought the desire to build the sort of house most in line with our way of thought. We found a pair of architectural students with ideas very much in line with our own, both from the point of view of Christian Science and in terms of design. The finding of a suitable site within a city boundary proved a wonderful experience. After hunting without success over a radius of thirty miles, we started at the beginning and sought the answer to our need in prayer, applying the law of supply and demand as understood in Christian Science.

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October 30, 1971

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