Once while I was looking for golf balls in some bushes, I accidentally...

Once while I was looking for golf balls in some bushes, I accidentally put my hand in a wasps nest, and five or six wasps crawled onto my arm. Four of them stung me. After I ran out of the bushes, I knew that God's creatures could not harm each other. I thought about this for a while and then said "the scientific statement of being," found in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, a couple of times. Part of it reads (p. 468): "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." I thought about this, too, and then played another nine holes of golf with my friend. After we were finished, I didn't feel any pain and could see only two small red marks where the wasps had stung me.

One afternoon at basketball practice a friend noticed a lump behind my knee. Another friend said he had had one like it and that it had been very painful. Another boy there said, "Oh, Bryan is a 'Christian Science' and he doesn't have pain!" Although this friend doesn't know the difference between Christian Science and Christian Scientists, he's noticed that I haven't experienced pain in working out my problems.

February 2, 1974

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