Travels in harmony

My traveling buddy, a former work colleague, and I have enjoyed vacationing in Maine for the last 15 summers. She and I leave from Georgia and stop in Pennsylvania to visit a friend. Last summer, when we arrived in Pennsylvania, our friends helped us unpack the car. When the job was nearly done, my buddy unintentionally slammed the trunk with great force on my head. She thought we had gotten everything out of the trunk, while I knew one more item needed to be carried into the house.

There was immediate pain, but thanks to Christian Science, I knew what to do! As a lifelong Christian Scientist, I’ve been helped countless times by turning to God in prayer when faced with any type of problem. And this practice has resulted in healings.

I quickly turned away and mentally declared that I was unhurt. Immediately, I thought about a statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures where Mary Baker Eddy writes that “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” (p. 424). I reasoned that if divine Mind, God, knows nothing about accidents, then I, as an idea of that one Mind, could only be in a harmonious situation.

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August 26, 2013

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