Proving Our Gratitude

What is most promising when the burden of fear or disease has been lifted for the first time through the ministrations of Christian Science, is that the person who has been healed is usually interested in learning how he was cured. It may have been that he believed he would be entirely happy if he could only be delivered from physical suffering; and now he finds that this has faded into insignificance before the desire to be better and to understand more about the divine Principle that has healed him. He is inspired to try to be more worthy of the wonderful love of God which has been made manifest to him through his healing, and for which he can give no adequate expression of gratitude in words.

Then he begins to learn the way in which the goodness of God had delivered him. How reassuringly and helpfully Mrs. Eddy states the nature of divine law on page 384 of Science and Health, where she says: "We should relieve our minds from the depressing though that we have transgressed a material law and must of necessity pay the penalty. Let us reassure ourselves with the law of Love. God never punishes man for doing right, for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion." What an awakening to learn that atmosphere, toil, so-called health laws, or contagion have no power to harm us so long as we obey the law of God! How fearlessly and joyously we can face the storm and do all that is required of us, through reliance on the infinite goodness of His tender, loving care!

Purification of Thought
August 16, 1919

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