How does a Christian Science healing happen?

Originally appeared online in the teen series: UpFront - July 12, 2018

You guys ask the best questions, because you’re willing to ask the questions that don’t have easy answers. Recently, one of you asked that question in the title, and what hit me was both how important it is and how much you wanted it answered.

So let’s go for it. How does a healing happen, anyway?

It probably seems natural to look at healing as being about what’s going on with our bodies or in some other aspect of our lives. Something hurts or is out of place, then we pray for healing. And we know we’re healed when the hurt vanishes or whatever’s out of place gets adjusted. Right? Believe it or not, that definition only scratches the surface of healing. That’s why, to understand how healing happens, it’s helpful to begin by getting clear on what Christian Science is.

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