From the Editors

A friend told us that two or three years ago, while looking through a popular magazine, he saw an account of a young girl's battle with cystic fibrosis. He said that for several days he felt quite sad about it. The picture the article painted was one of injustice and hopelessness.

Then, last June, he read an issue of The Christian Science Journal—a sister magazine to the Sentinel—that described another girl's healing of this same disease through prayer. Although he had often read that anything is possible to God, he was overjoyed to learn that such healing is actually going on. Although the disease is believed to be inherited, the girl's mother stated, "Bible study released me from the belief that this illness was hereditary—that I was guilty somehow of inflicting this ailment on my daughter. ... Not only was this a release from the terrible label of heredity, but it gave assurance that the manifestation of health and wholeness could be accomplished. After this, my confidence in God just grew and grew."

Today this girl, now a mother herself, is living a normal life. This week's Sentinel contains specific ideas that lead to healing so-called hereditary and other diseases. We encourage you to join with us in exploring the practicality of prayer.

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True ancestry and heredity
June 21, 1993

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