My hope is to share in a meaningful way some of my deep feelings of gratitude not only for the Christian Science movement but also for the overflowing love expressed by those demonstrating Christian Science.
I am very fortunate to have been raised in a loving Christian Science family and to have attended Christian Science Sunday School. However, like many young ambitious persons entering college, I felt the need to go out and prove my own way in the world. I stayed away from any labels being placed on me. I always had great respect for Christian Science and gratitude for its teachings, but I did not call myself a Christian Scientist nor continue my study of Science. I never forgot my foundation, which was based on Christ Jesus' teachings and healings and the works of Mrs. Eddy, but I failed to build on it.
On the few occasions when I had a real challenge, I did turn to the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and was healed; but then the books would go back on the shelf. Now I realize that I was on a roller coaster ride, always vulnerable to rolling down another hill.