I would like to pay loving tribute to the Christian Science Sunday School...

I would like to pay loving tribute to the Christian Science Sunday School in our branch church. Last summer during a strong windstorm, a large portion of an old maple tree in our yard fell to the ground, splitting its trunk. Next day my twelve-year-old grandson, Bob (a pupil in our Sunday School), volunteered to saw up the wood.

Another day as I stood surveying the situation, Bob picked up a large limb which was heavier than he had anticipated. The limb slipped from his hands and fell across both my feet. I cried out because of the intense pain. He was able to lift the heavy limb off my feet, but I wasn't sure I could raise my feet or even move. He lovingly took my hand, saying, "You can walk; you can walk; you can walk just like I do; put first one foot, then the other." I repeated, "Yes, I can walk!" We went along slowly, and he assured me of God's presence.

In Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read (p. 397): "When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, 'I am hurt!' Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.

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September 23, 1985

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