Are We Willing to Change?

When efforts toward healing under Christian Science treatment have been unfruitful, one might well ask himself, "Am I really willing to change my thinking and living and to yield to the guidance that comes to me from divine Love?" One of the prime requisites of healing is receptive, flexible, childlike, willing response.

A humble, listening attitude of thought is a very helpful sign. Quite evidently when we have need of healing, we have come to believe something untrue. And we need to change that belief. To repent means to change one's mind. Deep, conscientious prayer effects a change of thought, an increase in understanding, and this is bound to forward the healing process. Do we welcome the Christ message? Do we feel the quickening sense of God's presence? It is the divine influence that restores harmony and health, and we must come into agreement with it.

Christ Jesus had a consistent rapport with divine Mind, God. He said, "He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." John 8:29; He reflected Truth and Love, and this is what gave him his power to heal. Through Christian Science we can come to understand the nature of God as divine Principle, the harmonious cause of all existence; we can come to know the truth that man is the child of God, always under the control and care of his Father-Mother; and we can come to acknowledge this control in our daily activity and to reap the benefit of God's love.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came to me when I was in good health and...
February 8, 1969

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