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One weeknight while I was...

From the September 1993 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One weeknight while I was in junior high, I was fooling around with my dad. I accidentally hit my head on the corner of the wall, and fell to the floor. At first I thought I had just bruised my head until I realized there was bleeding. Fear overwhelmed me.

As I prayed to quiet the fear, I remembered being taught in Christian Science that there are no accidents in God's kingdom, because "there is no room for imperfection in perfection" (Science and Health, p. 424). My mom and dad started to pray for me, and I called a Christian Science practitioner.

Mom shared with me another statement from Science and Health "Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind" (p. 124). This helped me know that there is no separation in God, and because of this everything would be drawn together. I also thought about something else written by Mrs. Eddy, which I had learned in Sunday School: "Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210). I knew God's thoughts protected me from evil. Because God is All, no evil thought could harm me as God's reflection.