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From the June 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The article "Individuality—its eternal presence" [February] has had a profound effect on me. In the short weeks following my husband's passing I felt myself slipping from a mild into a deep depression. While moments of spiritual insight gained through prayer brought temporary relief from time to time, I was searching for a spiritual view of life that would permanently lift me above my doubts and fear. I read the article at one of my lowest points. I will never forget the influx of spiritual light that came to me after praying about what I had read. I was transformed by the revelation of my purpose on earth. The mental darkness lost its hold on me and I was healed.


The editorial "Diamonds of all colors" in the February Journal was most helpful in giving me fresh perspective on South Africa, which has always been my home. Ours is a country of many cultures, and I love the thought that "There is no cultural barrier to anyone's ability to develop a spiritual and enlightened way of thinking about God." Especially during the years since apartheid, I have observed more and more people of all races dismantling those barriers and getting closer to God. It's so encouraging!

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