Raised in a Christian Science home, I often...

Raised in a Christian Science home, I often speculated that those finding Christian Science on their own must have an edge in conviction and commitment over those of us brought up in Science. I learned early, however, that opportunities for commitment come to each of us—"spiritual rebirth" experiences, if you will—that impel us to grow.

One particular testing time for me came during World War II, when my flier husband was missing in action and finally declared dead. I was left with our infant daughter to bring up. In my anguish I turned wholeheartedly to Christian Science. I pored over the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. I tried to do what St. Paul said when he wrote about "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (II Cor. 10:5). I wakened in the morning to thoughts of God, and closed my eyes at night in the same way.

August 12, 1985

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