What joy it is to share in Christian Science—the meaning and...

What joy it is to share in Christian Science—the meaning and purpose of being it brings! Through endless searching I have come to realize the meaning of these Bible verses: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened" (Matt. 7:7, 8).

A couple of years ago, while in college, I found myself in a terrible mental state. I was confused and dissatisfied with everything. I wanted to know what life was all about and yearned for some meaning and purpose. Questions flooded my thinking: Why do we exist? Are we here to suffer, to be unhappy, to be sick, to war? I was plagued by the thought of living, because I could not live without a purpose—some understanding of what life is all about. I did not relish the thought of finishing school and going out into a world of routine daily existence without something substantial and meaningful to live for.

August 28, 1971

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