Christ within consciousness

When we pray consistently for healing, we expect change. And sometimes it comes very smoothly and without delay. Other times we persist; we study thoughtfully, deepening our understanding of Truth, broadening our love for God. With this earnest effort we feel justified in expecting events to treat us more gently. We want to be well; to get along better with our fellowman; to be happier. Scientific prayer—even the times it requires striving for clearer and deeper glimpses of reality—does heal. It draws us into accord with God's law, and we find our lives transformed.

What about those times when we have worked long and hard and still a healing has not come? Perhaps extensive help has been given by a Christian Science practitioner. It may well be that we have stretched as far as seems possible to reach for this healing. And yet it appears that the power of God, His healing presence, is still just ahead of us, not quite within our grasp.

Divine presence
May 26, 1980

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