At age seven I was enrolled in the Christian Science Sunday School,...

At age seven I was enrolled in the Christian Science Sunday School, which I attended until the age of twenty. But I was not yet studying and practicing this teaching, something I now know is imperative to our growth in understanding Christian Science. Shortly before my marriage, I completely left the Church of Christ, Scientist. For a while I attended another church and also took up smoking and drinking. When ill with influenza, I had medical attention.

However, when our daughter was three years old, I wanted her to go to Sunday School somewhere. Without hesitation I enrolled her in a Christian Science Sunday School. Thus began my own comeback to Science, for I attended both Sunday services and Wednesday testimony meetings at the branch church. I felt drawn to this church through the love and steadfastness in Truth expressed by its members. I was one of those Mrs. Eddy speaks of in Science and Health (p. 570): "Millions of unprejudiced minds—simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert—are waiting and watching for rest and drink."

April 5, 1982

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