Prevention, or Cure?

The practice of Christian Science includes the prevention as well as the cure of all inharmony. Mrs. Eddy calls specific attention to the fact that "the prophylactic and therapeutic (that is, the preventive and curative) arts belong emphatically to Christian Science" (Science and Health, p. 369). The scope of this statement, in intent and effect, is much greater than is involved in its application solely to physical conditions.

Comparatively recent experiences have impressed upon the writer the necessity, on the part of all adherents of Christian Science, of constantly increasing familarity with all the writings of its Discoverer and Founder, to the end that we may be more thoroughly equipped to work out our salvation, and in so doing avoid the pitfalls incidental to the performance of our duties. At this period, when the subtleties of language are being employed by those who would "entangle us in our speech," we should increase our diligence in the study of our Leader's less known works.

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