When I was going to college, it was my duty to introduce to the...

When I was going to college, it was my duty to introduce to the sixth form the professor of ecclesiastical history from the university. After he had given us a lecture, the students asked him leading questions as to where to find Spirit. He said he did not know. This set me wondering who did know about God if a professor who taught ministers of religion did not.

About that time my mother was introduced to Christian Science, and she sent me a copy of the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. When I left school I took the book with me up north and read it by campfire light on a cattle station.

I felt I did not understand Science and Health properly until one day when my food was accidentally contaminated with some poison intended for rodents. I had been going over in my thought the spiritual truths I had read earlier that day. When I found out what I had eaten, I was shocked but felt assured from what I had read that there was truly no power or intelligence to harm me in those pink crystals, for God, Spirit, is all-power. Proof of this truth was the fact that I suffered no ill effects. The teaching in Christian Science that matter has no true intelligence or power has been a great standby for me over the years.

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March 13, 1989

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