Practitioner and Patient

The subject of healing is of vital interest to mankind, beset as it is on every hand with doleful descriptions of disease, and with material systems seeking a monopoly of the healing art. But the same "still small voice" which spoke to Elijah by the mouth of the cave in Horeb, echoing comfortingly down the centuries, now speaks plainly to this age through Christian Science, encouraging mortals to rise above the clamor of the oral and silent suggestions of material sense into the realm of the real, into the spiritual realization of Immanuel—"God with us;" even to the discerning of the healing Christ, Truth.

Assuredly, Christ Jesus, the most successful practitioner of all the ages, expected his followers to emulate his example in healing the sick and sinning; for he said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." If, as the Scriptures declare, "God is no respecter of persons," His grace is ceaselessly pouring forth impartially to all who will become recipients of His bounty. And for this reason the most zealous practitioner is in no higher esteem with "the Father of lights" than is the lowliest patient just beginning to grasp the wholesome truth that man is God's spiritual idea.

"The substance of all devotion"
February 2, 1929

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