Love's impact

I had a lot to do and was racing around my apartment at warp speed one morning. I set down my mug on the kitchen counter, turned to hurry over to my computer, and cracked my head with terrific force against the corner of an overhead kitchen cabinet door I had left open.

It was as if someone had pulled my feet out from under me, and I went down flat on my back. The pain in my head was intense. I lay there for a while, going in and out of consciousness. I know at one point that one of my cats came over and lay down next to me.

The only thing that I could think was the words to “the scientific statement of being” from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (see p. 468). This is a statement that Christian Science churches and Sunday Schools read at the end of every Sunday service and is probably the first thing I ever memorized as a little girl in Sunday School. It starts out: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.”

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

From the Editors
The spirit of 'Thy kingdom come'
December 23, 2013

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.