The right step at the right time

My family follows some Buddhist traditions but practices no religion. Before finding Christian Science I read many books on religion and philosophy. Very soon after I began studying Christian Science, I experienced proofs of God's care, such as overcoming the heavy stress of working full time and preparing for university entrance exams. But I had not yet given any serious thought to becoming a Mother Church member. I thought I probably would become a member some day. I loved what I was reading in Science and Health, but I was still a little concerned about uniting with the Church because I felt I did not fully understand the religion.

One day, a Christian Science practitioner showed me an application form for becoming a Mother Church member, and she encouraged me to apply some day. That very moment, something that Christ Jesus said came to me: "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5). I felt that in meekness I should respond to this call, and I asked my friend, "Where do I sign?" At first, she did not seem to understand my question. When I said that I meant that I wanted to sign The Mother Church application form, she was surprised and delighted. It was her encouragement and Jesus' words that made me want to become a Mother Church member. That was many years ago, and I am happy to say that ever since, I have been feeling that it was right for me to take that step then. There is no reason to put off taking a right step.

Churches without Walls
December 8, 2003

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