I woke up one Sunday morning with such pain in my hip that I could hardly get out of bed. I could only hobble a few steps and could not go down the stairs. I called a Christian Science practitioner, who began praying for me immediately. For the next three days church members helped with meals and other needs. The third day began with me in tears of frustration.
The practitioner reminded me that all action is lovingly guided by God, divine Mind, and that it was not up to me to force a healing. Rather, I was assured that God was present and leading me in the resolution of this challenge. Finally, I realized that I needed some help physically, and so called a daughter who lives eight hours away. She lovingly arrived the next evening, and left me to my prayers, while supporting me with food and tender care.
I thought deeply about the phrase from Jesus, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). I thought, “Divine Mind and I are one—one in thought and action.” As Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes, “Principle and its idea is one. . .” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 465).