How does one begin to express sufficient gratitude for Christian Science?...

How does one begin to express sufficient gratitude for Christian Science? This beautiful and practical religion found me at a time of deep depression and frustration. In the final days of World War II, sick and discouraged, I literally cried out one day, "If there is a God, show me!" Our heavenly Father heard me that day. He was present with me, though I knew it not at the time.

Some months later, after my discharge from the Army and subsequent marriage, unemployed and with little hope for the future, I was introduced to Christian Science by my wife. She had attended a Christian Science Sunday School briefly as a child but had not, until that time, been a practicing Christian Scientist. However, during an illness she called a Christian Science practitioner and was healed quickly. That was the first healing I had ever witnessed in Christian Science, and I was considerably impressed.

From that time on we started attending services in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. Soon after, I was led to a position with a large metropolitan area newspaper doing technical work I had learned in the Army. Ironically, I had intensely disliked that work while in the service. I little realized when I accepted the job with the newspaper that this was the open door to a new and completely unexpected career.

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August 21, 1971

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