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Why spiritual healing?

From the November 12, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In an age where medical care is apparently more accessible and more sophisticated than ever before, why would someone be interested in spiritual healing as Jesus practiced it and as Christian Science carries it forward today? Why pray about a health issue when this often requires so much more of an individual than simply letting a doctor do the work or leaning on one’s health care insurance for medical treatment?  I grew up in a family where my dad’s best friend was an M. D.