When I was a young teenager, I had many questions about my identity. One night I had a crisis. I couldn’t sleep, and early the next morning I asked myself, “Who am I?”
Immediately there came an answer. In a moment of recognition I glimpsed my spiritual perfection. Something told me, “This perfection is who you are.” And I realized perfection included the qualities of purity, beauty, goodness, harmony, love, joy, innocence, health, freedom, and holiness. I woke up to this spiritual reality—to a clear sense of my real identity—and it brought me great joy and comfort.
At that time I didn’t yet know about Christian Science, but several months later a friend took me to a Sunday service at a Christian Science church. We arrived early, and during the musical prelude I began to feel at peace. I felt renewed, filled with the Spirit, and all sense of suffering and memories of unpleasant experiences disappeared.
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