One morning I suddenly had a stroke

One morning I suddenly had a stroke. I could not remember how to tie my tie or drive the car or put words together to form a coherent sentence. What I do remember is my wife's strength and conviction of the truth of being, which Christian Science had taught us. I recall also the prompt aid of a friend who is a Christian Science practitioner, as well as my sister's support and encouragement of my wife.

I was to have a job interview in two days, but I managed to defer it over the weekend. I prayed and studied, and my wife and I felt great gratitude for all the good we had seen in our lives, including the many proofs of God's power and love for man. Improvement was steady.

The day of the interview arrived. I thought about the spiritual fact that all is well in God's infinite design and that the Christ, Truth, is always present and can be recognized as meeting the human need. I saw that my purpose at the interview was to listen to, and to reflect, God, who is Mind.

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April 22, 1991

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