Don't take "no" for an answer

To heal in Christian Science, we sometimes need persistence. Christ Jesus tells a parable about a widow who came seeking justice from a judge "which feared not God, neither regarded man." Apparently, the woman came to him again and again. She wouldn't take no for an answer. The judge finally said to himself, "Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me."  Luke 18:2, 4, 5; Jesus used this example to show the importance of persistent prayer, illustrating that if an unjust judge can be persuaded to fill a request, how much more will God do for those who serve Him.

However, Mrs. Eddy reminds us in Science and Health: "The 'divine ear' is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all-knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied."  Science and Health, p. 7;

Don't lever the petals open
October 6, 1980

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