One Saturday evening just before retiring...

One Saturday evening just before retiring I injured the little toe of one foot. The pain was severe, and the toe appeared to be broken. I sat down, and for a moment helplessness and fear engulfed me. The thought of incapacitation was hard to accept, especially as I was serving on the executive board of my branch church, and there were many details to be attended to the next morning.

It seemed to me that I had been conscientious in my duties and had been acting justly, and momentarily I felt a sense of injustice, self-pity, fear, and confusion. Then I realized that these aggressive suggestions must be met instantly by prayer, as we are taught in Christian Science.

I vehemently denied that there is any power apart from God and declared that there are no accidents in God's spiritual creation, that God knows nothing of evil and that therefore it is unreal, and I claimed my true identity as the perfect reflection of divine Mind. I finally retired for the night, but the pain was still so severe that I was obliged to keep the sheet from resting on my foot.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 224 - Facing the Challenge of Military Training
July 23, 1966

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