When I was a child I would recite the "Daily Prayer" from the...

When I was a child I would recite the "Daily Prayer" from the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy every morning before going to school (see Article VIII, Sect. 4). This helped to uplift my thought to the recognition that my purpose each day was to glorify God. One morning as I rode my bicycle to school I sang hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal that I had learned in Sunday School. Then suddenly, while crossing a busy street, I was hit by a car. The impact threw me into the air, and I landed in the middle of the intersection.

The woman who had been driving the car was very upset and insisted on calling an ambulance. I felt no ill will toward this woman, but I was firm in declining all medical attention as I was so sure God was caring for me. I knew that as His perfect child I could not be the victim of an accident.

September 27, 1982
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