has only been a year and a few days since Dr. O. C. made His transition
into the Great Un-Seen but it seems so very much longer. He was
BIGGER THAN LIFE it seemed to me and His transition left a big void in
the lives of many people.
He inspired me,
motivated me and encouraged me more than I ever expected. He lived
the principles of the Science of Mind and He and I both shared a great
love and respect for Jesus and the teaching of Religious Science.
When I told him I planned to teach Religious Science as the
"Religion of Jesus," he understood my reasons completely.
Dr. O. C. taught us to stand in the Truth, to live the Truth and to
refrain from attempting to put a veil over the Truth ... no matter who
may disagree with us. From Him I understood the Power of Truth and
the responsibility of being in the ministry.
greatest lesson for those studying for the ministry was to always see
everyone greater than they saw themselves and to love them more than
they loved themselves. In scripture we can read that we are
"called" to go forth and heal, prosper and bless and Dr. O. C.
understood this "calling" completely and accepted the
The anniversary of His
transition reminds me of our grateful I am that I was guided and
directed to him. "When the student is ready the teacher will
appear." And, I was not looking for just any teacher, I
wanted the very best ... I wanted a teacher who "walked their
talk" .... someone who "lived the Science of Mind" ..
someone who embodies the principles ... rather than someone who just
quoted from it. The Master Mind Jesus stated, "you will know
my faith by my works," and this statement applies to Dr. O. C.
Smith ... he was a Master Metaphysician and His works justify the
statement. He and His wife, Robbie, Co-founded the City of
Angels Church of Religious Science, a 5,000 member church that is as
awe-inspiring as the Crystal Cathedral. It is a demonstration of
great faith and vision.
Dr. O. C. was a
"people person." He loved people and could talk with
people on many different levels. He was completely genuine ...
with absolutely no falsity or pretentiousness. His understanding
of the principles of metaphysics was un-matched, yet He had great
patience with His fellow ministers of Religious Science who often spoke
from theory rather than demonstration. I will always remember and
never forget when He instructed us to "give up the bull sxxx, and
pardon me for the bull." This was a man
with the same passion as the Jesus who kicked the money-changers out of
the temple. He stated, "the ministry is serious business ....
it affects the lives of people."
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,