Originally published in Spanish

I was searching for the truth

I became acquainted with Christian Science a little over a decade ago. Like many people, I was searching for the truth. I had taken courses and read books about different religions and philosophies, and I was practicing a philosophy that basically said I was God and was responsible for the good and bad in my life. If my thoughts were good, things would go well. If not, they would go badly. This was a heavy burden on my shoulders. 

I was facing tremendous challenges at the time: a job loss, great loneliness, and the care of a young daughter with a chronic respiratory disease. As a single mother, I felt overwhelmed. 

One day I couldn’t take it anymore, and in a moment of clarity I knew that I wasn’t God—I wasn’t the creator or governor of anything. I completely surrendered to God and fell to my knees, saying, “God, if You exist, please show me.” Then a name came to thought: Mary Baker Eddy. I could not recall having ever heard or read this name before, but I learned through an internet search that she was the Discoverer of Christian Science and that Christian Science teaches that there is one all-loving, all-powerful, incorporeal God, who governs man and the universe. 

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