How I found God

Tracing our first spiritual yearnings may not always be easy, but we all recognize and remember those special moments when we "see" God.

Prior to knowing that there even was any Christian denomination such as Christian Science, I was interested in gaining an understanding of life and how best to live it. Therefore, I eagerly looked into any newspapers that had articles on Christianity and occasionally attended various orthodox churches. I found the basic Christian teaching was on God and Christ Jesus crucified, but there did not seem to be any clear answers that explained how to apply the faith to everyday affairs.

Still, for me, there was always a deep conviction that although I had not as yet found a satisfactory answer, this was not the fault of God or the Master. I felt that, as the Scriptures say, "ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss." James 4:3. So I continued to live and work and play as anyone else might, sometimes knowingly allowing myself to drift on the road to just anywhere or, to be more precise, nowhere.

One day while walking through the woods, I came across a small booklet lying on the ground. It was the Christian Science Quarterly. Curious as to its content, I picked it up and sat down to read it. I had never heard of the denomination before, but on my next visit to the town where there was a Christian Science Society (this was approximately fifteen miles from my village), I visited its Reading Room.

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