Learning to love myself

I remember as a young girl having the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy in our home. I don’t recall reading it or having anyone read it to me; I think a friend had given it to my mother. But I remember feeling that, somehow, the book was very important and could bring healing.

No one in our family went to a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, or talked about Christian Science, but a neighbor would occasionally take my two brothers and me to the Christian Science Sunday School. We moved frequently and lived in many rural areas, so we didn’t get the chance to go to Sunday School more than a handful of times. But I recall how nice the teachers were, and the idea that God is absolute good and loves me stayed with me. Ideas such as this were key to my eventually coming into Christian Science as an adult. 

When I went to college, I was very involved with an evangelical church because my closest friends attended it. But I heard about the Christian Science organization at my school, and sometimes I would attend their meetings. After college, when I got a job in another state, I would often see free copies of the Sentinel at the laundromat and take them home to read. These magazines always inspired me. I also had a copy of Science and Health and would read parts of it occasionally.

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All I needed for healing
April 30, 2018

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