She came back to the practice of Christian Science

As a child, I attended a Christian Science Sunday School for about six years. Then my family simply quit going to any church. I married and moved from California to a farm in eastern Colorado. Whenever anyone would ask me my faith, I would tell them, "I believe in Christian Science, but do not practice it."

When our third child suddenly passed on at eight weeks of age, I turned to Christian Science to find peace in my desperation. The one thing that I remembered about this religion was that it heals. When I started reading Science and Health, I simply could not understand it. My way of thinking had become very materialistic. But I persisted, because I knew Christian Science does heal.

Sometimes I would pick up the book at random. There would be an answer to a question that was on my mind. I spent a lot of time studying what's called "the scientific statement of being" (p. 468). I pondered for days the first sentence, which says, "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter." How could that be? I wondered. Then I read that Life is infinite. How could that be? After all, many people die every day.

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March 4, 2002

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