An eagerness to learn about God

When I was about twelve, I went to a friend’s home to ask if he could come outside to play. He said he couldn’t because his family was taking him to church. My family never went to church, and I distinctly remember thinking, “I don’t go to church. What do I know about God?” I realized I didn’t know much and was curious, feeling as though I might be missing something. 

I was interested in knowing more, but I was never sure whom to ask, since neither of my parents talked about God. So my receptivity stayed dormant for about five years. Then my mom found a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy in my grandmother’s home. My mom knew nothing about Christian Science and decided to visit a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, to learn more about the teachings of this religion. 

One Sunday my mom asked if I wanted to go with her to attend the service. I did, but all I remember of that visit was silently laughing at the solo because the style wasn’t what I was used to listening to as a teenager. However, I went again the next week, and this time I listened to the service. I was impressed with how the book Science and Health related to the Bible citations, making things in the Bible clearer. I also was drawn to what Science and Health told me about myself, about God, about Christ Jesus, and about life in general.

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One with Thee
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