[Original in Spanish]

In 1971 I thought I would end my life, since I didn't see any...

In 1971 I thought I would end my life, since I didn't see any good reason to live. From childhood I had always wanted to know the answers to the apparent mysteries of life. Where was God? What was the reason for living? Why are some people happy and others burdened by physical and mental misery?

I studied psychology to know the basis of human woe. But the search didn't satisfy me. I read philosophy, existentialism, the writings of Descartes, the philosophy of Pascal, and the religion of St. Augustine. For a year I studied in the Rosicrucian Order. But none of this gave me the answer to the origin and destiny of man. One day I entered the local Christian Science Reading Room, and the librarian lent me the book Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. There was no doubt in my mind that this book contained the truth; I didn't doubt the logic of what I was reading. Science and Health was like water to a thirsty person. I decided from the first reading to continue in this way and to become a member of the church that promoted such beautiful truth.

February 19, 1979

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.