"A thing of thought"

We hear a great deal about the effort being made through medical and biological research to determine the causes of disease. This is a merciful effort and deserves the respect of mankind. But the Christian Scientist knows that such research must eventually turn in the direction of mental causes, simply because all physical inharmonies are the effect of thought, as Christian Science has thoroughly proved.

Christ Jesus, who was the greatest healer of disease the world has ever known, showed again and again that only the mental state of a patient needs to be changed. His advice to those he healed ranged from pointing out their need to believe or to have faith in Christ to sharply admonishing them to cease sinning. And Jesus did not confine healing to his own capability; he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." John 14:12; What is more, he taught his followers to heal.

Learning from Calamity
May 7, 1966

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