Pure motives: essential to healing

There was that question again! Every Sunday I heard it from the platform of the local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I attended: "Would you like to join our church?" Then the First Reader gave information about applying for church membership.

How I longed to join! There had been incontrovertible proofs of healing for me—many of them. I wasn't relying on medicine. I was free from the use of drugs—I didn't even drink! What's more, I had attended the Christian Science Sunday School until my late teens. Now, years later, more than anything else, I loved and longed to serve the Cause of Christian Science. Church membership would enable me to do this more effectively. So what was holding me back? Alas, I had been smoking, heavily, for thirteen years. But every Sunday came that irresistible invitation.

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FROM THE DIRECTORS
October 7, 1985
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