The ministry of Christian Science is compassionate and helpful. It heals all human ills on the basis that God is Love, that Love is All, and that man is perfect and spiritual, as Love alone could create him. This premise entails the intelligent denial of all that contradicts it, such as the seeming absence of Love's control, the existence of an evil mind, and the sense of man as imperfect and mortal.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," its author, Mary Baker Eddy, includes the chapter "Christian Science Practice," in which she sets forth with careful detail the requirements for Christian healing. Before taking up the scientific arguments designed to explain the mental method of Christian Science treatments and other aspects of the subject of healing, Mrs. Eddy devotes several pages to a discussion of Christ Jesus' meeting with a woman "which was a sinner" at the house of Simon the Pharisee (Luke 7:36–50).

In this discussion our Leader shows the state of thought which wins the recognition of Christ, the regenerated consciousness which turns from materialism and seeks Truth—not for selfish advantage, but in humbleness and devotion of heart. This woman's repentance and reformation, her love and reverence for the Master, evidenced her spiritual purification. She stands as the type of regenerated thought which is devoutly grateful for release from error and thus fitted to behold the risen Christ, God's immortal idea. This is the state of consciousness which the Christian healer yearns to attain.

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September 24, 1949

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