I will always remember the first time I attended The Mother Church, weeping as I read on one of its walls these words Mary Baker Eddy adapted from her book Science and Health: “If sin makes sinners, Truth and Love can unmake them.” The hope of being able to be washed clean of years of sinful living was being shown to me for the first time.
Not long before, I had been instantly awakened by the light of the Christ, Truth, from the false desires which had overtaken my life for many years. One day, as I looked in the mirror, the words came to me clearly, “This isn’t you!” At that moment I caught a glimpse of my true nature, free from immorality. And those temptations left me forever. Shortly after that beautiful realization, I found my way to a Christian Science church.
Getting a glimpse of God’s great love for me is what instantly destroyed the plaguing sinful temptations I had unwittingly called my own.