One afternoon while riding my bicycle, I was struck by a car...

One afternoon while riding my bicycle, I was struck by a car that was coming out of a one-way alley the wrong way. The blow was a powerful one, but I got quickly to my feet and with some effort made my way to the side of the road. Then I affirmed my true spiritual perfection as the child of God. I thanked God for His protecting, loving arms, which are always around me, and my heart was so filled with gratitude for His constant care that there wasn't any room for resentment toward the driver of the car. He had not been aware that the alley was one-way, so he had not intentionally broken the law.

My bike wasn't badly damaged, so after the driver gave me his name and address I finished my ride home. It was a long and painful two miles, but I sang hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal to focus my thought on Spirit and not on matter's claims.

Shortly after I got home I began to feel quite ill and a little faint. I lay down and pondered Mrs. Eddy's statement from Science and Health (pp. 427-428): "The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, 'I am dead,' to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, 'There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction.'" I felt sure that my healing had been established the minute I got to my feet after being hit, and I insistently refuted any other suggestion.

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September 15, 1980

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