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Ever since I can remember I have been a regular attendant...

From the January 1901 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Ever since I can remember I have been a regular attendant at church services. Eight years ago I married a lady who was a Scientist. She tried to explain Christian Science to me, but somehow I could not grasp it. For several years we attended services of the different churches in the hope that I could find peace of mind. It was not of any use, as none of them satisfied me. Finally my wife prevailed upon me to read Science and Health, but I was not interested. She did not despair, but kept on hoping.

This last spring I accepted a position as traveling agent for a Chicago house. One afternoon I had a long wait for a train. I had searched the stores for something to read, but could not find anything that suited me. I went back to the depot and in a lot of rubbish found a little book entitled "Christian Science History." I almost shouted for joy, for I had found something with which to kill time.

I found it very interesting, and a few days later was fortunate enough to find a copy of a Sentinel, which I read with pleasure, and kept a lookout for more Christian Science literature. Previous to this I had attended Christian Science services in Chicago, but could not understand them.

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