Compassion: The "preparation of the heart"

The real healing power of Christian Science is in the absolute realization of purely spiritual facts. These spiritual facts destroy the lies of material sense and bring healing. Make no mistake about that. A realization of spiritual truth comes not just from the intellect but from a heart filled with compassion.

Mary Baker Eddy tells us, "To heal, in Christian Science, is to base your practice on immortal Mind, the divine Principle of man's being; and this requires a preparation of the heart and an answer of the lips from the Lord." Rudimental Divine Science, p. 9;

Do you remember when Christ Jesus encountered the dead son of the widow being carried out of the city? We read in Luke, "And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not." Luke 7:13; He was about to raise her son and restore him to his mother. Even so, he had deep compassion because of the mother's human belief in death and loss.

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