Truth with a capital T

I had given up on organized religion. While I attended and loved a Christian church my entire childhood, as an adult I wanted something that was more inclusive and didn’t feel so condemning. In my heart, I thought I was through with religion, but I still wanted to know what was true. I didn’t know exactly what that meant, but deep down I felt there must be a way to find truth. What a wonderful surprise, when I was introduced to Christian Science, to find that one of the names, or synonyms, of God was Truth with a capital T!

I was just out of graduate school and working at a job I found interesting and rewarding. But I had been on a spiritual search for several years and spent my lunch hours reading esoteric literature, seeking answers to my many questions. When one of my coworkers asked me if I would like to go out to lunch with fellow coworkers, I refused, because I was unwilling to give up my lunch hour study. Soon he realized why I refused, and he told me he had a book he thought I might enjoy. 

That book turned out to be Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I read the book with great interest. While the ideas were new to me, they deeply resonated with the desire I felt for spiritual nourishment. And I was especially interested in the idea that physical healing could come from a change in thought—from improving and spiritualizing my thinking and living.

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