Although I was raised in a home where Christian Science...

Although I was raised in a home where Christian Science was practiced, I really did not try to understand its teachings until I was a young adult.

After marriage, when I became pregnant, I began to question seriously the true meaning of life. I asked a Christian Science practitioner to pray with me during the pregnancy and to help me gain a better understanding of my spiritual relationship to God. We had several meetings, and she very lovingly guided me through parts of the chapter entitled "Genesis" in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. I held fast especially to this passage on page 511: "The divine Mind supports the sublimity, magnitude, and infinitude of spiritual creation." The thought, or idea, of God's support was most helpful to me when I related it to my current life; I was teaching, taking care of household duties, and traveling every weekend. I recall thinking a lot about the words sublimity, joy, magnitude, and greatness, realizing just how great God's love for His creation must be, and how I could surely count on it. This relieved me of a feeling of pressure and burden.

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April 5, 1993

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