I am grateful that when in need, I was able to prove the...

I am grateful that when in need, I was able to prove the truths of the teaching which I am receiving in the Christian Science Sunday School.

One day it was raining during lunchtime at school. A friend and I, seeking for a dry place, decided to eat under the roof of the bicycle rack. A group of boys began to shake the rack, which was an old one and not very stable. In this particular rack the bicycles stood on their back wheels, fastened to the rack by means of a lock attached to the front wheels. A heavy bicycle, which was not locked, was shaken from its position, fell, and the steel handle bar hit me on the head between the eye and temple. The patrolman was at my side in a moment and lifted the bicycle into its place. By this time a crowd had gathered. My first thought was of resentment toward the boys whose carelessness had caused the accident. The thought kept troubling me while my head, which was swollen and bruised, grew worse. Above all the confusion the "still small voice" came to me, saying, "Those boys are God's children; love them!" At once my thought turned to what Jesus said, "Forgive them; for they know not what they do."

My friend, who is not a Scientist, tried to help in her way by offering to take me to find medical aid. I said "No," but added that I should like to be quiet. I wanted to think clearly. These words from Mrs. Eddy's definition of man came to me: "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements" (Science and Health, p. 475). Also, I knew that, as our Leader tells us (ibid., p. 424), "Accidents are unknown to God." Inside of ten minutes the swelling had gone down, and in a short time I had forgotten that anything disagreeable had occurred. When I returned from school that night not a trace of any accident was to be seen.

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