Ready to heal

IN an earnest discussion among friends over lunch, one friend told of her heartfelt desire to be more responsive in everyday situations to people's need for healing. In an office or school setting, at a party or recreational event, there may be a sudden need for healing. The person in need knows that you believe prayer heals and asks you to pray for him or her right then.

How can we do this with confidence and authority? The question is a challenging one, and after that lunch I found that I could not leave it unanswered in my thought.

In these situations we will not be most effective if we are thinking of ourselves as Clark Kent looking for a telephone booth where he can change into his Superman suit and work wonders. Being able to practice spiritual healing requires that we be prepared to heal, and being prepared has more to do with how we are living our daily lives than in randomly grabbing at spiritual truths in a moment of need.

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A petition's answer
September 1, 1997

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