As I was heading off to church one freezing Sunday morning, I slipped on the icy concrete outside my house and landed on the grass. I was fine except that my wrist didn’t look normal.
Prayerfully affirming that God loves me and is always taking care of me, I went back into the house to call a Christian Science practitioner for metaphysical treatment. He reminded me of the spiritual fact that I could never fall out of God’s infinite presence, in spite of the physical evidence.
In the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon, while the mental healer confines himself chiefly to mental reconstruction and to the prevention of inflammation” (p. 401).