I Was raised attending the Christian Science Sunday School...

I Was raised attending the Christian Science Sunday School, but I never really thought deeply about what my relationship to God meant to me. In fact, I didn't consider God necessary in my life. It was so easy to be caught up in material routine, and the material picture didn't look so bad to me at that point.

Then for a few years I felt like a little lamb, lost and unsure. In essence, I was an inactive Christian Scientist. When I found myself trapped in a very troubling human relationship, I felt like a statistic—another victim of abuse, another unhappy person with human limitations and much room for improvement. I felt removed from the Father-Mother God I had grown up with. In fact, I felt so far removed that I even questioned the validity of this relationship. Where was my proof of His existence?

I wanted things to be different, but I knew that making changes would require action on my part. Overcoming the temptation just to let things take their own course was my first step in the right direction.

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December 18, 1989

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