Beyond belief

A strong belief that Christian Science heals can be an important element in solving challenges. But cures that rest solely on the basis of that belief and go no further do not constitute a true and full healing. While we may be grateful that a measure of harmony has been restored, our work is not finished. A genuine and complete healing must rest upon more than a faith rooted in belief. It must grow out of a faith that has become divinely enlightened understanding.

Most healing systems, such as the use of medical remedies, depend entirely on individual and collective faith for their capacity to relieve symptoms of discord. The degree of human faith placed in a medicine determines its degree of effectiveness. Matter, in and of itself, is incapable of initiating a healing process. Although doctors themselves are not entirely sure why, some are realizing that virtually anything can work a cure—if one places sufficient faith in it.

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