Healing Thought

There is a great difference between considering sickness a stubborn, physical condition and realizing that it is nothing more than a mortal thought. Christian Science makes this distinction. And in reducing a material condition to a mental state, it makes healing of any sickness possible, for a thought can be disciplined, mastered, even eradicated permanently.

Part of Mary Baker Eddy's discovery of the healing method used by Christ Jesus is the fact that matter itself is nothing more than mortal thought, a finite way of interpreting the infinite. Matter is never separate from the mind, or material sense, that cognizes it but is a concept in that mind. It is altogether a mental image, a sense-picture. Mrs. Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings, "Nothing appears to the physical senses but their own subjective state of thought." Then she tells us what to do about it: "Destroy the thought of sin, sickness, death, and you destroy their existence. 'Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'" Mis., p. 105;

Heaven and Hell
January 3, 1970

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