I was first attracted to Christian Science not for healing, but...

I was first attracted to Christian Science not for healing, but because I had some friends who were Christian Scientists. When I asked my friends to tell me more about this teaching, I was given a copy of the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. I was greatly taken with the chapter titled "Prayer." Later, when I had reached page 207, I read these words: "There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause." I felt that this was an indisputable statement. From that time on, my study of Christian Science became more serious and I became increasingly convinced of the truths I read in the textbook.

I joined The Mother Church. But because I was living so far from a branch church and seemed to be so busy as a working farmer, joining a branch church was not seriously contemplated at that time. Later I married a Christian Scientist who lived the truths of this religion, and divine Science became a bigger part of my life.

January 23, 1984

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