As a third-generation Christian Scientist who’s had great role models and many healings, I never expected to confront intense doubts about my faith. But about a decade ago, amid some significant challenges, my confidence in the truth of Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery began to waver—and then pretty much collapsed.
Over the course of a few years, however, a series of angels—spiritual thoughts from God—began to arrive. First they comforted me. Then they helped me see how I could confidently and enthusiastically accept God’s promise of salvation here and now, as uniquely revealed in Christian Science. Soon my faith was restored—and, in fact, expanded. Along the way, I learned five big lessons, which I share here, hoping they’ll help others.
1. I’m hardly the only one who’s ever doubted.