Teaching Children to Heal

Mrs. Eddy tells us that "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." Science and Health, p. 37; How arresting to note that in this statement she mentions the child first! Perhaps one can take this as a clear indication of the importance of teaching children as well as adults to heal.

There are three main points that the wise parent includes in the spiritual training of his children. First, he must teach them to love God supremely. By loving God, they will naturally turn to Him in every situation.

Mrs. Eddy writes, "Parents should teach their children at the earliest possible period the truths of health and holiness." p. 236; Guiding children to rely completely on God enables them to grasp these truths. This reliance gives them spiritual power and freedom to solve their daily problems. When children are taught that God is omnipotent, they can readily see that it is His almighty power which uplifts and heals mankind.

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Debbie Proves God's Power
July 1, 1967

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