Keeping thought on God brings healing following a fall

There are two statements of Mary Baker Eddy's for which I am especially grateful. The first is from Pulpit and Press: "You have simply to preserve a scientific, positive sense of unity with your divine source, and daily demonstrate this" (p. 4). The second is in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: "To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science" (p. 160). The Weekly Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly), all of the other publications of The Christian Science Publishing Society and our church services all work together to help me follow these admonitions.

Last fall I was invited to travel with a friend on a two-week tour of Europe. I knew that this was a lovely opportunity to realize my constant relation to God, good. Each day it was possible to arise early and study the Bible Lesson, although we often needed to be on the tour bus by 7:30. One day, as we were driving along, my friend told me about an experience she had had some years before, when she stumbled, fell, and seriously injured herself. At the next border stop, when we left the bus to go into a bank to exchange currency, I stumbled over a high threshold and fell very forcefully on my side and face. Some kind Japanese tourists picked me up. I thanked them and assured them that I was fine. I made the exchange of currency and returned to the bus, knowing all was indeed well.

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