The reason of my hope

A friend's questions about Christian Science, and about my reliance on prayer for healing sickness and solving other problems, have given me much food for thought. They have brought to mind Peter's words, "Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." I Pet. 3:15. Here is my reply and the reason of my hope.

In my late teens a personal crisis occurred that I could not resolve merely through human will or reason. I had always believed in God, so I prayed for an answer as best I knew how. After many months I was led to dig more deeply into the teachings of Christian Science, which had been introduced to me as a child. I began to attend church regularly, and earnestly studied the Bible, and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. The words of a traditional hymn expressed my foremost desire: "Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly, Day by day."

Pray and know
June 7, 1982

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