The only thing left was Love

Originally appeared online in the teen series Turning Point -  April 5, 2022.

During my last year at a summer camp for Christian Scientists, I’m pretty sure I could have been voted “Least likely to remain a Christian Scientist.”

How things had changed! When I was twelve, I’d joined The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. At thirteen, I was considered dependable enough in my grasp of Christian Science to substitute teach younger Sunday School students. I loved spiritual truth and was devoted to it. 

Four years later, I was questioning everything I’d once held dear. The Bible had become a book full of contradictions and dubious sayings. The writings of Mary Baker Eddy left me with more questions than answers, and my Sunday School teacher’s explanations didn’t seem to help.

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