Love reaches us

Mary Baker Eddy writes in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine” (p. 365). This paragraph has the marginal heading “Speedy healing.”

One of the subtle, and often overlooked, suggestions is that we, a loved one, or a patient we have been called upon to help through Christian Science treatment, cannot be reached through divine Love. We may have even heard ourselves say at some low point, “I just can’t feel it!” Or the physical evidence may make us fearful that we’re beyond the touch of divine Love.

I was taken aback by this suggestion late one evening when the phone rang. A mother, embracing her infant, told me that she, her daughter, and her husband were staying at a hotel for a conference. The sweet child had a painful ear, and all of them were feeling stressed. They called me as a Christian Science practitioner to pray for them. 

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