"WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE?"

For many years the writer, like most students of Christian Science, has daily studied the Bible Lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly. One morning human activities seemed unduly pressing, but she decided to put first things first. She knew that the truths contained in the current Lesson would sustain her for the day and make her tasks lighter.

One of the sections contained the account of Jesus' healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda, recorded by John (5:2—9). The suggestion came that she could skip that Bible section because she was thoroughly familiar with the story. But as she picked up the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, she was reminded that regardless of how often she had read familiar Bible texts and passages from our Leader's writings, she had always received fresh inspiration. So she turned back to the Bible quotations and read slowly and carefully the account of this remarkable healing. When she came to the verse where the impotent man, in reply to Jesus' question, "Wilt thou be made whole?" answered, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool," a new light dawned upon her consciousness.

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