‘Who, me?’

What would you say if someone suggested that you write an article or a testimony for this magazine? Would you react with dismay and exclaim, “Who, me?”

I was a college student here in England when someone first made the suggestion to me. At that time there was an occasional series in this magazine called, “A college student writes.” One day I remarked to a friend, who was also a fellow member of the Christian Science organization at my college, that the articles in this series were written from the perspective of the American higher education experience. It would be nice, I added, if some were written from an English perspective. This friend, looking me straight in the eye, suggested that I write an article myself. That was when I exclaimed, “Who, me?” But she had sown a seed. 

Toward the end of that college year, I drew heavily on my understanding of Christian Science in preparing for and taking my exams. One passage in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings that I turned to again and again was this one: “Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love” (Pulpit and Press, p. 3). 

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