IN Christian Science we learn that it is God, divine Mind, which heals. The process of healing is mental, not material. When we say that the process is mental we are not referring to any process of mortal mind, which is the counterfeit of divine Mind and which Paul designates as the carnal mind. Healing is not accomplished by mortal mind attaining a brief moment of spiritual thinking. Mortal mind never expresses the truth, nor can it. If it could express the truth, it would not be mortal mind, which is an untruthful, limited sense of man and the universe as separated from God. Christ Jesus said, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works" (John 14: 12).

God expresses Himself through the consciousness that reflects Life, Truth, and Love, and thereby He heals. Because healing is God's expression of Himself through His all-powerful law, we can expect an instantaneous annihilation of the falsities of mortal mind thinking. The realization of this removes any anxious sense of personal responsibility for bringing about a healing. We must deny what is untrue in a quick and firm disposal of it, and we must affirm the truth by the recognition and acceptance of God as Mind and the only Mind. When we have roused spiritual sense, which bears witness to Truth, we may rest in the blessed peace and joy of knowing that His law has been put into operation in human experience and that this law always destroys the false, mortal sense, which bears witness to evil. This results in healing.

The process of healing does not require time in which to improve or change matter. What occurs is primarily the elimination of the mortal mind thinking that has occasioned the discord. False thinking is replaced by spiritual knowing, and this replacement can be instantaneous. We need always to remember that spiritual knowing is the reflection of all-knowing Spirit.

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