Binding up the Broken-hearted

"If we would open their prison doors for the sick, we must first learn to bind up the broken-hearted." Thus writes Mrs. Eddy on page 366 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." It is plainly evident that this simple, clear statement presents both a primal and a tremendously important rule, which must be understood and practiced if true Christian Science healing is to be accomplished. All Christian Scientists are aware that this dictum of their Leader marks out the path for the successful practitioner, and there is no one of them who is honestly striving to demonstrate Christian Science in the healing of the sick who does not know that finally he must obey it.

All true Christian Scientists are longing to bring this healing to the world in the full measure which Jesus promised should be possible to his followers when he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." But first we must learn to "bind up the broken-hearted"! And just how is this to be done? Just how are we to do this work which our beloved Leader considers so necessary as a preliminary to the healing of the sick?

It does not take very deep thought to see that this can be effected only as divine Love is learned, loved, and lived. One must undoubtedly desire first, and above all else, to understand and adore as well as demonstrate our God who is Love, if we are ever to know how to apply the balm, which prepares the way for healing, to the sad hearts which seem so largely to people the world to-day. Who to-day does not need to have his heart bound up; for there seem to be all sorts of broken hearts crying out for comfort. As Hamilton has so aptly said in the lines Mrs. Eddy has quoted on page 95 of "Retrospection and Introspection":

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April 2, 1927

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