Lessons learned in Christian Science healing

Spiritual healing doesn't leave us where it found us. It brings moral as well as physical reformation.

Christian Science healing is special and different. Its advantages go far beyond the healing of the body, although that is a natural result of prayer. Because healing in Christian Science involves some understanding of God and of our own true nature as the children of God, it includes a spiritual lesson. This spiritual development is essential to our working out of our salvation as the Bible calls on us to do (see Phil. 2:12).

Science impels us to learn that God is really the only power and presence, that He is infinite Spirit, that He created man in His likeness to express His perfect nature. Glimpsing this truth gives us a wholly new view of life as indestructible and good. It enables us to deal more effectively with challenges that come along, because we see that they can be rightly resolved through a clearer sense of what God is and of our own true nature.

Prayer from this basis works profound moral changes, because it brings out the purity of our true selfhood. It makes us more patient, forgiving, and kind. It enlarges our love for humanity. In a broad sense it destroys the sinful concept that we can exist separate from God and behave in an ungodlike manner.

November 1, 1993

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