Bill proves perfection

Bill liked school and he liked sports. Sometimes his teacher would take Bill and the other third-graders out on the blacktop court to play basketball. One day during an especially hard-played game, he ran right into one of the large metal posts that hold the basket. A large swelling appeared on Bill's forehead. His teacher was worried about it, but since she knew Bill was a Christian Scientist, she didn't take him to the school nurse. Instead, she rinsed the bump off with water and called Bill's mother to take him home.

Bill's mother could see this was really an opportunity for him to learn more about God and about man as God's perfect reflection. So she went joyfully to school to bring him home. Bill's mother knew that he was the perfect child of God, as Christ Jesus had shown the world. On their way home Bill and his mother remembered that Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, "Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection." Science and Health, p. 424. They knew that man as God's perfect reflection can't have anything that God doesn't have.

Later Mother showed Bill some helpful articles for children from the Sentinel. He spent several happy hours by himself reading the articles and thinking about the idea of perfect God and perfect man and how it applied to him.

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