Perhaps there is nothing from my childhood that I am more...

Perhaps there is nothing from my childhood that I am more grateful for than that I was sent to a Christian Science Sunday School. My parents did this for me even though they were not themselves practicing Christian Scientists. During those years I learned that I was the perfect child of God, and truly felt that I was always protected and in His care.

Later, I fell away from practicing Christian Science, although I never ceased to identify myself as a Scientist. It was during those years, however, that I had a wonderful experience of protection. While I was being driven home by a friend one evening, two men stopped our car, and at gunpoint demanded that we drive to a secluded spot off the main road. Because my sense of a good, loving God, had been nurtured in Sunday School, I looked at one man, and, acknowledging to myself that he was a child of God, smiled. He asked me why I was looking at him. I replied, "I guess because I'm not mad at you." With that he told the other man to stop the car, and we were let out unharmed. (They drove away, but the car was found intact the next day, and I knew that those two men must have been touched by the healing Christ, even as I was.)

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