THE COLONEL AND THE BIBLE

"HAVE YOU READ THE BIBLE all the way through?" The colonel's question to me was as stiff as the starch he must have used on his shirts when a cadet at the US Military Academy at West Point. Once a soldier, now a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, he brooked no nonsense.

I'd come to see the colonel in his office to ask for help. I felt I was slipping steadily into deep depression, after losing two young sons in divorce proceedings and being pretty much cut off from them by the distance of an entire continent. His inquiry was more like an order to a junior officer than a question.

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