The joy that leads to healing

There's a rare joy to be found in healing others through Christian Science. And those who have felt the healing touch of Christ, Truth, in their own lives often have a deep desire to gain the ability to heal others. But is this a far-off goal, something to be won only when we feel worthy enough? Or do we have the ability to heal right now?

If we truly love God and cherish each individual as being in truth God's image and likeness, we do have the ability now. In fact we might say that the capacity to heal and our own glad appreciation of God's allness and goodness go hand in hand.

The practice of Christian Science (whether we're advertised as public practitioners in The Christian Science Journal, or just have a ready willingness to pray for others if they request our help) flows naturally from our own joy in discovering how good God is. As Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it." Science and Health, p. 57.

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The healing of Naaman
October 22, 1984

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