The sanctuary of healing

Our Father "seeth in secret." In the secret place of prayer, we see tangible proof that healing is going on.

When you turn to God in deep and humble prayer for healing, do you think only of the final result of all that you are seeking?

The immediate need may include the healing of disease or the healing of some longstanding immorality We may yearn to mend a broken relationship or to meet pressing financial obligations. Certainly the resolution of these situations is not beyond God's mercy and caring for all creation, but it is vital to understand how healing takes place. Is spiritual healing as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus simply an adjustment of matter in order to bring everything back to "normal"? Or is there something more going on—something beyond what the physical senses are able to observe? To answer these questions we have to reexamine our assumptions about our own nature, about what constitutes our substance.

Through the Science of Christianity we learn what the Bible means when it calls man God's image. Man is the complete likeness of Spirit and Love. Therefore, man is spiritual and the reflection of pure good. What God, Mind, imparts is expressed in man, and any concept of man that does not partake of God's spiritual nature has to be a lie about man, no matter how convincing the evidence. If God is Spirit and has never dwelt in matter, then man has never been in or constituted of matter either; man is inseparable from God as idea is inseparable from Mind.

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What do I ask when I pray?
March 2, 1987

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