Root out the dandelions!

We can experience lasting healing as we
carefully "tend" our thinking.

I'm not much of a gardener. The other day I went into the garden and mowed down all the dandelions that were spoiling the lawn. Much to my surprise, in a few days they were all back again. A friend laughed when I told him. He said, "You only cut the tops off; you didn't pull up the roots."

That made me think of the whole subject of healing, and how we deal with disease through the practice of Christian Science. Material methods of treating illnesses do what I did with the dandelions; they tackle the effect of the problem, not the cause. They don't go to the root of the problem, which is always thought. Pills and drugs don't heal thought.

Lifting up
April 19, 1993

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