IMAGINE YOURSELF HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY to take your job to a beautiful Caribbean island, and stay in a modern hotel with all the amenities. What could interrupt such a tranquil setting? How about walking right through a plate glass window in the middle of a busy lobby!

Last year, this is just what happened to me—and I had to learn, literally, the truth of Jesus' promise that we can walk through extremely traumatic situations. As Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "Jesus taught us to walk over, not into or with, the currents of matter . . . (Unity of Good, p. 11).

Let me explain. I was on a speaking tour and had gone to the business center in the middle of the hotel lobby to check my e-mails. I had a lot of them and became quite involved in reading and thinking about them. After about 30 minutes, I got up to leave. I wasn't paying close attention to where I was walking, and the glass door that I had thought was opened—WASN'T.

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