Instantaneous healing

Is it realistic to expect quick, complete healing?

As I was growing up in a Christian Science Sunday School, I often heard the words instantaneous healing. "It was an instantaneous healing" or "She had an instantaneous healing." I knew my Sunday School teachers were not lying or exaggerating, but I also knew that it often seemed to take hours or days for my hurt body or hurt feelings to heal.

It wasn't until I became an adult and actually stopped to think about it that I realized that all metaphysical healings do have an element of the instantaneous. Even though one might pray for months or possibly years to overcome a difficulty, even though suffering or symptoms might abate gradually, one moment of divine inspiration is enough to heal. In that moment, spiritual reality begins to replace the material picture.

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Perfect timing
April 11, 1988

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