Why choose to be a Christian Scientist?

Are you being challenged as to why you believe in Christian Science? Reexamining your spiritual roots can actually strengthen your faith.

During my very early childhood my parents had learned of Christian Science and accepted it wholeheartedly as a way of life. Consequently my sister and I had been brought up in a family that depended entirely on its teachings. So when I decided to marry one who knew nothing about Christian Science, that decision motivated me to wonder just what my religion meant to me. Why should I choose to be a Christian Scientist?

When my new husband asked me questions about my view of God, Christ Jesus, and medicine, he was not satisfied to have me refer him to a sentence or page in the Christian Science textbook—Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy—for answers. "Tell me in your own words what it means to you," he would say. And this was just what I needed—to crystallize in my own thought and put into words what Christian Science meant to me.

It was hard to do.

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Love never leaves us
August 24, 1987

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