He Is Keeping an Eye on Me

Throughout their progress in the study of Christian Science, the Science of Mind, students have many experiences of God's guidance. This is very evident when the students are serving in the Armed Forces. Just about all their experiences indicate that the time spent in military service can be an opportunity for overcoming problems, challenging oneself and one's knowledge of Science in overcoming personal strife; in fact, in just plain growing up.

In my own experience I have sensed God's watchfulness protecting me from discord, danger, and unpleasantness in the hard, disciplined world of the Army. The thought that best describes how I have been thinking about my daily military life is, "God is keeping an eye on me."

During hot summer days I was drafted and sent into basic training. I was instructed in hand-to-hand combat and introduced to the use of a rifle and taught effects of chemical warfare. Through it all was the constant argument of heat fatigue. But the most persistent problem of all was the continual conflict with one particular sergeant, who made life so miserable for me that I grew to dislike him intensely.

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Carl Wins!
September 26, 1970

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