Important steps in healing

The Christian Science Monitor

I Was listening to an interview of a young woman who believed herself to be in the final stages of AIDS. It was a heartrending conversation. One of the things that impressed me the most as I listened was the tremendous feeling of self-examination that had begun in this person's life. But there was also the haunting assumption that events were irreversible, that there was no alternative but to adjust emotionally to the worst, which was yet to come.

Diseases, particularly those deemed hopeless, cast a pall over the human race. In such suffering there is little that suggests the slightest good purpose. Yet it is at this very point that we can take our strongest stand against such evil. There is nothing good in disease, and that's why it has nothing of divine law to uphold it, to sustain it, to cause it.

Willingness to admit this single point is an important first step in confronting disease, regardless of the form it takes or the "causes" that have been linked to its appearance. The next and most important step has to do with learning how to commune spiritually with God, who, as we can gather from the Scriptures, is infinite Life, Truth, and Love. Such communion requires that we courageously confront whatever in our thought would alienate us from God, from pure Spirit.

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Prophecy of peace
October 5, 1987

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