After the Horse Ride

Some time ago while borrowing a horse, I decided to ride her outside of the corral. That was a big mistake! The horse was so attached to the other horse in the corral that when I got her a little better than fifty feet from the corral gate she bucked me off. I was riding on hard ground. When I fell off, I landed on my head and was picked up unconscious.

It was about a day before I came to. I found myself in bed with my head throbbing. My mother came in and told me what had happened and said she had called a Christian Science practitioner to help us in prayer. I knew, as my parents did, that God's help is the best help. It was suggested I turn to Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy to be clear about my true condition as God's child. While reading, I came upon this passage: "All of God's creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible" (p. 514). I prayed to be free of any resentment toward the horse. The Bible verse from Isaiah quoted on the same page was helpful:

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