We need not fear a lie, such as the claim that a sad physical...

We need not fear a lie, such as the claim that a sad physical condition can disrupt a fresh new day of orderly activity. This was soberly displayed to me some while ago. I woke one morning to find a most alarming and painful situation. An electric heater had been set with a higher than necessary temperature and positioned too near me. The heater had been on most of the night. Much of one side of my body was badly scorched, and one leg had been so severely burned that walking was impossible without my holding on to the furniture and the wall.

After I had acknowledged that the day had to begin with an especially strong effort to heal this situation, including guilt over the carelessness of allowing it to occur, I spent the entire day in study and prayer. I studied the chapter titled "Science of Being" in our textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. Even before I began my study, the words of this title were in the forefront of my thought. Thus the chapter was especially appealing to me.

November 11, 1985

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