About three o'clock one morning my mother phoned me in a...

About three o'clock one morning my mother phoned me in a state of distress. She had tried to get out of bed, only to find that her legs were useless. She had fallen, but had managed to crawl to the telephone, which was quite near.

As a Christian Scientist, I immediately denied this error, for I knew that all true activity belongs to God and cannot cease to express His perfection. I also denied vigorously that there is any power separate from God and affirmed that spiritual ideas naturally move in accord with His law of good. I acknowledged my mother's real being as God's perfect likeness. I then assured her that she would be all right and that we would come at once. My husband and I hurried to her home, which was about four miles away.

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July 14, 1980
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