Up to the time I found Christian Science, my life seemed empty...

Up to the time I found Christian Science, my life seemed empty and meaningless, devoid of happiness. For three years I prayed to be led to an answer, to true religion. Then I met the woman I later married. She was a Christian Scientist. She lent me a copy of a book called A Century of Christian Science Healing (The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1966). Reading that book was the beginning of a new life for me. I began the study of Christian Science. I found answers to questions I had had for years. Then simply through reading copies of the Christian Science periodicals, I was healed of all desire for alcohol and tobacco. I also found steady employment.

I would like to share a healing that I had about eight years ago. While performing my duties one day as a sander truck operator for the city where I live, I went behind the truck to turn off the sander motor. Suddenly the truck began to move forward. When I ran toward the front of the truck to stop it, I slipped on the slushy pavement and fell. I managed to get out from beneath the truck. However, my jacket got caught under the wheel. As soon as I realized what was taking place, I felt calm assurance as I recalled two parts of a passage on accidents in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 424): "Accidents are unknown to God..." and "...there is no room for imperfection in perfection." With these truths sustaining me, I felt at peace, and there was absolutely no fear. The dual wheels of the five-ton truck passed over one entire arm and hand. As soon as I was able to get up, I managed to stop the truck, as it was going down a slope and heading toward a busy intersection.

March 23, 1987

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