To Heal the Body, Turn Away from It

Most people believe that if a person is sick, something must be done to correct a condition of the body. Even when the cause of the sickness is acknowledged to be mental, curative steps are usually directed to the body, not to the mind. This is in line with the generally accepted concept of a body containing a mind subservient to it.

But down through the centuries spiritually-minded individuals have in some degree recognized that the material body and mind do not present the correct view of man, who, according to the Bible, is made in the image of God. Christ Jesus knew this. And his follower, the Apostle Paul, said: "We are confident . . . and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." II Cor. 5:8;

The Christian Science approach to the body and its troubles makes clear that the cause of all bodily affliction is mental, and that healing is brought about only as the disturbed mental condition is spiritually changed for the better. This has been demonstrated countless times since the discovery of this Science over one hundred years ago.

Poetry—Something We Share
February 16, 1974

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