Out of debt and into church

In my twenties I got into financial trouble when I cosigned a car loan with my boyfriend. After we broke up, he remained in possession of the car, defaulted on the loan, and refused to communicate with me on the matter. The bank that held the loan pursued me for the full amount. 

Although I had drifted away from regular church attendance, I knew this situation could be resolved harmoniously through Christian Science. Having grown up attending Christian Science Sunday School, turning to this Science in a time of trouble was a natural choice for me. After several months, the bank’s efforts intensified, and I decided I needed to pray with greater devotion to improve my understanding of what was spiritually true in this situation. 

For over a year and a half, I worked to resolve this issue through spiritual study and prayer. This healing journey became much deeper than just finding a resolution to a financial situation. First, it required that I gain a stronger faith in God. I had always questioned God’s existence. An editorial in the Sentinel (Kim Crooks Korinek, “Loving God in a material world,” June 11, 2018) really helped to awaken my thoughts on this topic. The author says, “I may have questioned if God exists, but I had no doubt about love’s existence.” I had never questioned if love exists; now I asked myself, “Why would I not have the same trust in God as I do in love?” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy states, “The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death” (p. 140). I saw that divine Love breaks through fear, hate, and division, and that this could be applied to the car loan situation.

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