In the Courier recently under the subject of "The Blessings of Pain,"...


In the Courier recently under the subject of "The Blessings of Pain," a reverend gentleman, who based his remarks on this theme, is reported as saying, "Pain is a fact of which the physical senses are conscious." One agrees that pain is a fact to physical sense; but it is not a fact to spiritual sense. Christian Science teaches that pain is not an actuality, a creation of God, who "saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Pain is without entity as a spiritual, eternal fact; therefore it is unreal.

Christian Science is a practical, demonstrable religion—joyfully proved so by thousands who have been healed, physically and mentally. Pain is a human experience, and the use of suffering is to "turn us like tired children to the arms of divine Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 322). It is the actual turning to God which brings the blessing and surcease from pain. Christ Jesus, the greatest physician that ever trod the globe, when questioned regarding the cause of the blindness of the man whom he healed, said, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."

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