"How that the blind see, ... the deaf hear"

In this period, as in the time of Jesus, the healing of physical disease is abundantly testifying to the presence of the Christ, the true idea of God, among men. Sufferers who might have wished despairingly that the personal Jesus could be present for them are finding that that which gave him his marvelous curative power is here today, and fully available. Thus the answer to those who ask about the truth revealed in Christian Science can be in the manner of Jesus' answer to the disciples of the Baptist: "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached."

Not only are such results occurring today through Christian Science, but its students are enabled to see just how they occur, and thus to master the art of spiritual healing themselves. As in any other field of endeavor, one's results improve in proportion to one's understanding, but the needed understanding and results are available for all. As the Christian Science textbook states (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 37), "It is possible,—yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman,—to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness." And of Love, the divine Principle of such healing, the same work declares (p. 13) that it is as a fountain crying, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters."

How, for example, can one who is troubled about sight or hearing "come ... to the waters"? How can he have the needed help?

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August 29, 1942

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