Arrest That Thought!

[For children]

When Alastair's cousins and friends outgrew their bicycles, he had been very happy to have them passed on to him, even if they were secondhand. Now, for Christmas, his parents had given him a bicycle of his own. It was a beautiful new one, painted red (Alastair's favorite color), and it had shining chromium wheels and handlebars.

One afternoon he and his friend Michael came out of the house to go for a ride. But only Michael's bicycle was still there in the garden under the window where it had been left. Alastair's new bike had vanished!

Mother was out shopping, so Alastair ran to tell his sister, Fiona. They were both Christian Scientists, and he knew that Fiona would encourage him to be guided by God, divine Mind, to act rightly. First she telephoned the Police Station, and before Mother returned a policeman with a booming voice came round and wrote down in a black notebook a description of the bicycle and of how it had disappeared.

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Spiritual Healing Is Not Miraculous
August 10, 1968

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