Every Christian Scientist has recognized in some measure the great value of gratitude to God as essential to healing. The one in need of healing, however, may still be thinking that much gratitude will be expressed when the longed-for healing has taken place, but that at present there is nothing for which to be especially grateful.

As, through Christian Science, the student learns to examine his thought for the purpose of testing its quality and origin, his thought is corrected by the truth. Thus it is proved to him that sickness was not the so-called cause of ingratitude, but vice versa. Not that one should be grateful for sickness, but that he should turn away from it to the contemplation of spiritual reality, away from the belief of so-called life in matter to the true understanding of Life, God.

Believing and Progressing
August 20, 1938

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