One day I was playing with my friend

One day I was playing with my friend. I stepped in a hole while I was running and sprained my ankle. I couldn't walk on it at all because it hurt, and it became very swollen.

The day before this happened was Christmas Day, and our family had read the Christmas story in the Bible, and some of the things Mary Baker Eddy says about Christmas. One of the things we read was that "the babe we are to cherish" is "Christian healing." Mrs. Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 370): "In different ages the divine idea assumes different forms, according to humanity's needs. In this age it assumes, more intelligently than ever before, the form of Christian healing. This is the babe we are to cherish." We knew that the best way to celebrate Christmas is to do what Jesus did—to heal.

June 12, 1978
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