Staying close to the Monitor

I began to study Christian Science because of The Christian Science Monitor. My high school history teacher got a special subscription rate for students and asked that we read the paper to keep up on current events. I had been going to several churches looking for a place where I felt spiritually fed. When I saw that there was a daily religious article in the Monitor, I turned to it to learn more about God.

At first I didn’t intend to become a Christian Scientist; I knew so little about it. After six months of reading the Monitor, I had two thoughts. The first was an intuition that what I was reading about Christian Science was what I had always believed deep down. I responded to the teaching that God is good and a good God has created a good man. It was a sureness along the lines of what Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God” (p. 119).

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