Universal health care—a spiritual approach

Left to its own devices, the human mind can be pretty self centered. It can resist caring for, or about, anybody else. It can mock caretakers like the gentle and reverent shepherd Abel, in the Biblical book of Genesis. It may even say, in the words of Abel's murderous brother Cain—"Am I my brother's keeper?"

There's an entirely different view of caretaking, though, in the very first chapter of Genesis, which speaks of the goodness of all creation and how all of God's ideas relate to one another. Mrs. Eddy describes this caretaking in her commentary on Genesis. "The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father;" she writes, "and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good" (Science and Health, p. 518).

Testimony of Healing
Many years ago a Christian Science Sentinel magazine was...
September 12, 1994

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