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Truth found me
I was not looking for a new religion. But I was looking for Truth. One time when I was growing up, I asked my father, “Why are we Christian?” He said, “Because we were born in America.” Not exactly a satisfying answer.
Our family belonged to a traditional Protestant denomination. I loved our church and my friends there. In high school I read the Bible cover to cover. It was interesting, but since I didn’t understand much of it, no profound answers about God and the meaning of life emerged. From studying comparative religion in high school, I knew that the world’s great religions share many common features, such as promoting good morals. But I needed to know if and how “all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28), and if all blessings really do flow from God, as the doxology we sang in church every Sunday said.
I wondered, What did Jesus mean when he said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”? And what about all those other spiritual leaders throughout history?
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From the readers
Bob Minnocci, Kristen Behan
Peel off those labels
Teamwork and the divine Ego
Mary Ann Lomascolo
What does God ‘require’ of me?
Diversity without divisions
Forgiving hate, finding healing
Joan Bernard Bradley
Individual purpose and world change
Allison J. Rose-Sonnesyn
Truth found me
Talk to my friends about Christian Science? Me?
Ankle healed and character transformed
Emily Reynolds Smith
Profound sense of Love’s allness heals chest pain
Pinkeye symptoms healed
As a trusting bird
The value of self-knowledge
‘I am a what?’
The way I really am