Healing and the search for Truth

In our prayer for healing, are we being skeptical, dogmatic, or Christianly scientific?

Seeing creation as God made it—spiritual and completely good—is not a matter of performing difficult intellectual gyrations. Christ Jesus, the one who has done the most to change humanity's view of the nature of God and man, said, "I can of mine own self do nothing." John 5:30. That wasn't a helpless or hopeless statement. It points to what's needed if we are to grasp the spiritual nature of creation. We need humility, the acknowledgment of God as the only intelligence and creator of the universe.

Jesus also said, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." John 14:10. As individuals, we don't have to use human will to bring thought back to the straight and narrow nor should we ignore problems, mistakes, fears, in our lives. Certainly we don't have to make Truth, which is God, true. Truth is true already. Truth always has been present and available, and whenever Truth has shone forth in human consciousness, humanity's view of reality has radically altered.

In the search for Truth, the exercise of thought that is required is a surrender of belief in a mind separate from and opposed to the omnipotent, all-knowing one Mind—God. This change of standpoint allows us to give up mortal, limited views, exchanging them for the solid substance of spiritual reality. It enables us to surrender the beliefs of individual powerlessness and despair or of personal ego and intellectual superiority. It rids us of stolidity, doubt, and uncertainty. It shows us the kingdom of heaven.

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February 16, 1987

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