The naturalness of spiritual healing

Healing through prayer alone—as the Master taught and demonstrated—is possible today and natural.

Biblical accounts of Christ Jesus' remarkable career make spiritual healing seem simple. Jesus, of course, was the Christ, the Son of God. His whole career—from his virgin birth to his resurrection from the grave and subsequent ascension—was unique. There was, and can be, only one Christ Jesus.

Yet Jesus didn't place limitations on our potential for healing. He fully expected that we could and would follow his example. He said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father" (John 14:12). This promise was for all time. And today's interest in and practice of healing through spiritual means show how relevant and practical his promise is.

But can healing through prayer come as easily and as quickly for us today as it did for Jesus? My experience has been that often it does. The divine Principle that made Jesus' healing works possible remains omnipotent, but our proofs of that Principle in Christian Science sometimes fall short of the ideal expressed in Jesus' practice. We are still far from reaching our full potential.

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