Not long ago, changing family needs prompted my wife and...

Not long ago, changing family needs prompted my wife and me to contemplate selling our rather large house and building a smaller one. As practicing Christian Scientists, we had learned never to make any important decision without first turning to divine Mind for direction. And so once again our earnest prayers brought blessings and a beautiful, progressive sense of unfoldment in our lives.

We found a delightful site for a home nearby. It looked out to the mountains, but it was also steep and profusely covered with brambles. To clear the site and prepare it for building, we purchased a suitably equipped tractor. Some fears were expressed about using the tractor on such steep ground. But prayer in Science was undertaken, and clearing the land was completed successfully and without incident.

Later, back at our own house, I was preparing the tractor for the next phase of the work by changing an attachment. Without warning, the brake lock failed and the machine started rolling down the hill, catching my trouser leg. I was knocked to the ground, and the tractor ran over my thighs. My first thought was,

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May 7, 1984

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