A few years ago I applied for admission to a college on an early...

A few years ago I applied for admission to a college on an early decision plan. At first I found myself haunted by fear of not being accepted and doubt of my ability to do anything, especially demanding academic work. At that same time I was being supported by a Christian Science practitioner and was trying to apply the truths I was learning in my study of Christian Science. A couple of ideas were particularly helpful while waiting to hear from the Admissions Office.

The first was a comforting biblical promise in John (14:2): "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." I trusted that there was a place for me. That place existed because Christ Jesus had said so. He was referring to the kingdom of heaven, but I felt that a place would be manifest in a way I humanly could understand and see.

August 3, 1974
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