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Effects of accident rapidly reversed

From the May 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I am a ballerina. My feet are very important to me. I train for hours to strengthen them so that I can dance in toe shoes. In addition to dancing, I walk or run several miles a day. I love it. After church one Sunday I visited a construction site at which my parents were the contractors. I was busy looking at the job and not watching where I was walking.

I knew that God's
idea, God's perfect
spiritual idea,
would not be
harmed by an

"Youch!" I yelled. I'd put all of my weight down on the foot that was now pierced with a dirty six-inch nail. Immediately I denied that any accident had occurred. I affirmed that I was safe in God's care. God would not allow one of His children to be harmed. God created me spiritually, not materially. I thought about the description of man in Science and Health. It starts: "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so unlike Spirit.... Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique" (p. 475).

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