One a recent Wednesday afternoon I was playing hockey for my...

One a recent Wednesday afternoon I was playing hockey for my boarding school team. Near the end of the game I was checked hard and fell backward on my right elbow. I felt the ice immediately but later was able to finish the game with only a little pain. After the game I had trouble flexing my arm. When I told my coach about it, he ordered me to see the school doctor as soon as possible. The doctor was not in that night. I declined remedies the nurse suggested.

I called my parents. My mother mentioned what Mrs. Eddy says about accidents (Science and Health, 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.

"Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." I asked my parents to have my grandfather, a Christian Science practitioner, pray for me.

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November 7, 1977

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