After graduating from college, I found that though I was well...

After graduating from college, I found that though I was well versed in the letter of Christian Science I hadn't really grasped much of its spirit. Like a prodigal daughter, I yearned for a permanent sense of happiness. After living overseas for a time and feeling very homesick, I returned to the United States, eager to be active in my study and demonstration of the teachings of Christian Science.

From that time on, there was steady progress. Joining a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and eventually having the privilege of taking Christian Science class instruction were the equivalent of "coming home" for me.

Over the next several years, while teaching in public schools, I had many opportunities to prove the practical value of Christian Science. During a period of racial tension in one high school, I clung to Mrs. Eddy's statement in Science and Health (p. 224), "No power can withstand divine Love." A consecrated Christian Science practitioner supported me through scientific prayer at this time. Also, some members of our branch church prayed specifically for the school and the community. At the end of three days, the situation completely turned around, and an interracial committee was formed to encourage the continuation of the school's newfound harmony.

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October 5, 1981

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