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'Where did you come from?'

The question of the ages started him thinking.

From the November 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the December 2000 issue of the Journal, one of the editors wrote about a time when, as a little girl, she had a bad fall and was knocked unconscious. As her parents, her aunt and uncle, and a family friend prayed for her, she came to. She said that at that moment she knew with conviction that she was the child of God, not a child of her parents.

That editorial reminded me of a snapshot moment from my high-school years. One day as I sat in my room, the question popped into my head, "Where did you come from?" I thought, "Well, from my parents, of course."

But then, the next question was, "And where did they come from?"

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