A natural dependence on God

Although I felt that my parents loved me and my four siblings, our household did not always seem loving. My father was quite critical and quick to anger, and my mother seemed weary and burdened. My father was in business for himself and the business failed. Suddenly he had no means of support for his wife and five children. 

My parents were aware of Christian Science through an aunt and turned to it in this time of need. The change in my family was significant; it was like living in a different house! Both my parents became much more loving and joyful. Praying with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, my father found a job that met the need and that blossomed into a rewarding career until his retirement. In spite of that positive change, and having sometimes attended Christian Science Sunday School, I didn’t accept Christian Science for myself.

Later, as a young college student, when I was very unhappy and felt trapped in a long-standing, unwholesome relationship, I turned to Christian Science for help. Feeling shy about letting my parents know I wanted to revisit Christian Science, I sneaked the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, out of my parents’ home.

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Far from home, but close to God
January 30, 2017

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