MY WAY OUT OF ANGER

Growing up in a home with an alcoholic parent, I was exposed daily to bad temper, yelling, and anger. I was also angry with God, who, I felt, had put me in this situation. While I fit the pattern of children of alcoholics who try to be super-responsible and obedient to authority, I was inwardly seething and would have outbursts of temper myself, especially toward my younger brothers and sisters and my dad. Anger just seemed to be something I was saddled with by heredity and environment.

But as a teen, I was introduced to the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I grappled with the idea of a God who is Love and who made me in Her image and likeness. It seemed so far removed from my experience. But the author, Mary Baker Eddy, insisted that the ideas in the book were a science, the divine Science. And I figured that if they were part of a science, they were subject to proof.

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