Good is the reality!

Late one night, suffering from a painful physical disorder, I reached out to God in prayer for healing. I had prayed about the condition many times before, for it had become a recurrent problem over a period of months. That night my prayer took the form of an earnest, wordless desire for deeper understanding of reality. Weary of pain and fear, I yearned to know what was really true of God and man.

As I opened my thought to the truth, the realization came, "Why, good is the reality!" It was as though I had been wakened from sleep. I glimpsed something of the truth that good actually is the reality of man's being, despite material appearances to the contrary. And I joyously accepted this truth deep in my heart. The result was complete and permanent healing that night.

The fact that good is the reality of existence is a sure basis for healing trouble of any kind. Trouble suggests that something other than good, or in addition to good, has actuality. Christian Science, which derives its teachings from divine Truth as revealed in the Bible, helps us to understand the exclusive reality of good and to see how this understanding heals.

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Practice makes perfect
February 3, 1986

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