Putting the Practice First

Many students of Christian Science look forward to becoming practitioners, to being active in the ministry of healing others through prayer. There is really no need to put off the attainment of this goal until one retires from business, is free from family duties, or until any other supposed obstacle is removed.

For many of us, material resistance to spiritual progress is the main obstacle. When this is recognized, and then consistently corrected by maintaining more spiritual alertness, the student has started to put the practice first in thought. This is where it begins, and continues to unfold.

Mrs. Eddy encourages sincere students in every aspect of their progress Spiritward when she writes: "If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy." Science and Health, p. 21;

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