Work from the Absolute

Prayer in a Christian Science treatment is always from the absolute basis of the perfection of man in the image and likeness of God. One must remember that he is demonstrating the truth of being and that Truth is absolute. It is not something that will become true or something that will evolve. It is the fact now. Mrs. Eddy says, "The Christlike understanding of scientific being and divine healing includes a perfect Principle and idea,—perfect God and perfect man,—as the basis of thought and demonstration." Science and Health, p. 259;

We do not attempt to outline how recovery will take place humanly, either as to time or to process, for this would limit one's thought in giving treatment. Christian Science teaches us to repudiate the testimony of the senses, to realize the truth, that is, what is actually true, and when thought is held to this ideal, to the exclusion of the false testimony, changes of circumstance will follow. Sometimes the change is immediate; at other times changes take place just as soon as thought yields and consents to the truth. But regardless of the time element in the response, the treatment or treatments should always stand on the absolute fact that one is seeking to demonstrate.

Starting from the relative sense will vitiate the effectiveness of the work. In his prayer one is seeking to reflect the Mind which is God, the Mind which was in Christ Jesus. This Mind, being perfect intelligence, has no sense of error, no sense of evil, and holds man, its idea, in the perfect law of Life, the law of Love. In earnest prayer one seeks to rule out of thought any belief in another mind, another cause, any source of sin and disease.

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