Physical maladies claim so much power because we can see them

Physical maladies claim so much power because we can see them. But with a right sense of true, spiritual substance, these illegitimate beliefs may be denied reality and disproved quickly and happily.

One day while I was playing ice hockey on a neighborhood pond, a player from the other team pushed me backward onto the ice. I put my arm behind me as I landed. When I got up, I felt a sharp pain. I went home and found my forearm to be angled unnaturally and apparently broken. I called a Christian Science practitioner, and we prayed and worked together from the standpoint of perfection; for man is the idea of divine Mind, God.

What are the qualities he embodies? Strength, soundness, health. Instead of bone structure, we thought of support that expresses all the perfect qualities of Spirit, God. Can an idea of ever-present Mind, the expression of true substance, ever be altered? No. To say so would be to acknowledge another power, another law. Divine law is unbroken—it is the unbreakable, immutable, perfect law of divine Principle. Man is not outside God's care for the slightest moment. The law of God is all there is, and His rules are ever operative.

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May 23, 1977

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