During one winter our car was not working properly

During one winter our car was not working properly. At that time we did not have a garage, and starting it on cold mornings was a problem. I had read that a warm battery is more effective than a cold one; so on an especially cold night I decided to remove the battery from the car and bring it into the warm basement.

The next morning I got up extra early and went outside to install the battery. It was still dark, and as I made the electrical connections, my wrench accidentally touched the metal part of the car. There was a spark that apparently caused the hydrogen gas in the battery to explode. It blew up in my face, forcing battery acid into my mouth, nose, and ears. I was sprayed with acid from head to toe, except for my eyes (I was wearing glasses).

For a moment I stood there, collecting my thoughts. Immediately I recalled the Bible verse "God is love" (I John 4:8), and I acknowledged the ever-presence of divine Love, tenderly sustaining man. I also remembered Mrs. Eddy's statement in Miscellaneous Writings that "Love is the master of hate . . ."(p. 336). This statement had helped me solve a problem of personal animosity in a business situation. Now, I reasoned, if Love could neutralize hate, and I knew it could, the power of Love could certainly stop any acidic action that the battery liquid might have on me. I knew that my true being as Spirit's immortal expression was exempt from the penalties imposed by mortal belief.

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