No remaining trace of harm

Several years ago, I was employed as a full-time child-care provider by a family with three children. One day, while in the backyard practicing pitching and batting with two of the children, I was struck very hard in one eye with a baseball that had been hit. Before this happened, we had been having so much fun. The big brother was enjoying coaching his little sister in proper pitching techniques. His sister was listening to him and working so hard to improve her pitching skills. I was playing outfield and having just as much fun as the kids. 

When the ball struck me, immediately the boy, who had hit the ball, came running toward me to make sure I was OK. He was so concerned about my well-being and very apologetic. I remember saying, “I’m OK; just give me a minute.” I turned my face away from him so it wouldn’t worry him, but more important, I turned my thoughts away from the suggestion that I could have been in a place where God, good, wasn’t present, since God is infinite. 

At that time, I turned wholeheartedly to God and silently, yet firmly, began to declare what I knew to be true about God’s all-good creation. This statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy came to thought, and I acknowledged it as a present and operative divine law: “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).

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