One Sunday morning I was hurrying in order not to be late for...

One Sunday morning I was hurrying in order not to be late for church, when the telephone rang. The person who telephoned stated her car wouldn't start and asked if I would pick her up and take her to church. Knowing this would delay me a little more, I tried to hurry faster and fell. I twisted one ankle, and my other foot went under me. I felt a sharp pain in my back. It seemed as though it would be impossible for me to get up, and there was no one else in the house.

A lecture on Christian Science was to be given that afternoon, and my first thought was, "If I can't get up, how can I attend the lecture?" Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 392), "Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take."

I decided not to try to get up until I had made the right decision about accepting or not accepting this suggestion of accident. I declared, "There is no danger nor accident in divine Mind, for God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent."

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June 10, 1967

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