A healing at the swimming pool

One day, about two years ago, our family enjoyed an outing together to our neighborhood pool. I had spent some time in prayer earlier in the day, praying to know that God is Love and that His dear children dwell together in this Love. There is no truth to anger, brashness, or harshness; there can only exist in God’s reflection spiritual qualities such as peace, joy, love, comfort, compassion, and care. I prayed until I really felt this all-encompassing truth.

When we were at the pool that afternoon, my older son, Harry, was horsing around with some neighborhood boys in the pool. In some way he frustrated one of the boys, and this boy, with all his young might, threw a wet football at my son’s face. It hit him squarely on the nose. I did not witness the impact but saw Harry crying in the pool as his cousin tried to comfort him. When Harry told me what had happened, instead of feeling angry or upset I turned gently to the boy who had thrown the football and said: “You know, you are such a good boy. Harry really wants to be your friend and I know you want to be his friend. Would you mind apologizing to Harry? I know you didn’t mean to do that.”

Well, this young man seemed to be quite taken aback by my kindness to him. He said immediately: “You’re right, I didn’t mean to do that. I’m sorry.” I was so very grateful, and I felt nothing but love for this young boy. However, my son was still upset and in some pain. His nose was bleeding, and there was redness and swelling.

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