Developing an ability to heal

We can all develop the ability to heal in the way exemplified by Christ Jesus. Our ability to heal solely by spiritual means has its source in God, and is an effect of the laws that maintain His creation—including Godlike, spiritual man, our true selfhood—in perfect harmony. God, then, is the healer; yet Jesus commanded his followers to exercise their Godlikeness. He said, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Matt. 10:8.

Surely the fond hope of a Christian disciple is to follow his Master's example by defeating sin, suffering, and sorrow without material aid. Sometime and in some way, all mortals have to face and meet the false claims of disease, deterioration, death, and sin. But we can face and meet them joyfully every day, as Jesus exemplified. As we do so, our progress is systematic instead of spasmodic.

When those we love disappoint us
April 9, 1984

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