A decision on campus

"Julia Is a Christian Scientist"

There it was—big, bold headline, stretched clear across the newspaper page: "Julia Is a Christian Scientist." OK, sure, I'd said I would go along with the interview about Christian Science by a college newspaper reporter. But I didn't expect my name right out there in front in big, black letters! I was a fairly new student of Christian Science, and I wondered how some people might react.

That early Thursday morning surprise made me think rather more deeply what it meant to study Christian Science and practice it. I might be called on to defend what I believed in. I figured I'd better be ready.

I had found out about Christian Science as an older teen-ager. And I had run into some pretty tough opposition from family and friends. At first I myself was skeptical about spiritual healing. But after studying Christian Science for a while, I found it to be practical Christianity that I could live every day.

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Developing the Might of Science
December 12, 1977

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