A CHANGE OF HEART

IN MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS, Mary Baker Eddy answered the question "Do you believe in change of heart?" The reply was that she did "believe, and understand—which is more—that there must be a change from human affections, desires, and aims, to the divine standard, 'Be ye therefore perfect;' The human affections need to be changed from self to benevolence and love for God and man; changed to having but one God and loving Him supremely, and helping our brother man" (p. 50).

I experienced something of this "change of heart" when I discovered Christian Science. As a teenager, I was curious about all religions and went to different churches with my friends to see what they were all about, but none seemed to have answers to my questions. I've always loved to read, and one day I finished reading The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas, a book about the Apostle Peter. It was as if a bright light were turned on and I saw what the Christ was for the first time. Jesus was not God, as I had been taught in the Baptist Sunday School, but exemplified the Christ as the Son of God.

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