Healing as a Bugle Call

The word "healing," as used in Christian Science, relates in the most searching manner to every need of bodily cure. Christian Science heals disease. Its record in this respect enabled its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, to write in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 111, 112), that this system "has proved itself, whenever scientifically employed, to be the most effective curative agent in medical practice." Since she thus wrote, the numbers of those engaged in the practice of Christian Science have multiplied, and the evidences of its healing efficacy, with respect to disease, have greatly increased.

But this Science heals more than sickness. It is quite as effectual in meeting other human needs, as the testimonies in the Christian Science periodicals and at the Wednesday meetings in Christian Science churches in many countries continually show. The proofs of its broad healing power might seem, in many instances, too good to be true, to those unfamiliar with them; and indeed they have often so appeared, even to many who have begun to experience them. But the student of Christian Science soon learns that they are, in fact, true because they are good. The proofs never become less beautiful, as the student advances, but they do come to be regarded as natural evidences of infinite and omnipotent good, or God.

"Good is natural and primitive," Mrs. Eddy writes (ibid., p. 128). And in "Rudimental Divine Science" she says (p. 2): "Healing physical sickness is the smallest part of Christian Science. It is only the bugle-call to thought and action, in the higher range of infinite goodness."

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July 20, 1940

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