In February, 1969, I had driven about four hundred miles of a...

In February, 1969, I had driven about four hundred miles of a five-thousand-mile business trip and was staying with my nephew's family in a West Coast city. My hosts were refurbishing their house and had not laid the stair covering. On the second day of my visit, unknown to me, my niece waxed the hardwood stairs, making them very slick.

Early the next morning I was descending the stairs when suddenly both feet slipped so that I fell very hard, the rib portion of my back hitting the edge of a step. Even though quite stunned, I knew that I must take a radical stand for the truth that man is spiritual and that, as Mary Baker Eddy states, "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 424).

I went back to bed repeating the Lord's Prayer and every other statement of Truth regarding man's spiritual nature and origin that I could recall. Also I repeatedly declared, "I am grateful for Christian Science and all that it has done for me." Believing that I had fallen out of bed, my nephew came to see what the trouble was. I told him that I had fallen on the stairs but that I was making out all right.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came into my life most unexpectedly
June 27, 1970

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