I feel very fortunate in having had the privilege as a child and as...

I feel very fortunate in having had the privilege as a child and as a youth of attending a Christian Science Sunday School, where I obtained a working knowledge of this practical religion. In Sunday School the ninety-first Psalm was always a favorite of mine, and since then I have been able to use it in working out many of my problems.

Soon after leaving Sunday School I enlisted in the Army during the First World War and was sent to France. A friend, who was a pilot, asked me to go up for a flight with him. The planes were small, and we called them "crates." We had reached an altitude of about five hundred feet when the controls jammed. He lost control of the plane, and we headed for the earth. My first thought was, "This is it!" Then the thought came, "No, this is not it. God will take care of us in our extremity."

Then Mrs. Eddy's words came to me from Science and Health: "Accidents are unknown to God." The full statement reads (p. 424): "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony."

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Words of Current Interest
December 5, 1970

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