Quick recovery from ice hockey injury

I have been retired from my job as an airline pilot for eight years. This has allowed me time to enjoy my love of hockey by playing pickup games with friends at noontime twice a week. I love the exercise, the exhilaration of the sport, and the lasting friendships I have made.

However, one day a puck was shot into my face. It struck me just above the upper lip and just below the center of my nose, severely cutting me. After the puck struck me, I skated away and declared quietly to myself that accidents are no part of God's kingdom. He knows only good. All that He has created is in perfect harmony. What was going through my mind was a passage from page 424 of Science and Health. It reads: "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony."

Several players who looked at the cut said I should go to a hospital emergency room. They estimated it would take about twenty stitches to close it. I valued their concern and told them so. Strengthened by my trust in God, I told the other players I would be fine. They needn't worry. I'd get myself home and work things out.

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Testimony of Healing
'Finally, I belonged'
June 30, 2003

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