The door to healing—and for healers

Humanity’s need for healing covers so much ground: We need to be saved from physical infirmities, moral weaknesses, and emotional anguish, including the trauma that often comes in the wake of horrific experiences. And we often need help dealing with the circumstances of everyday life. So it’s important to know where we can find effective healing and salvation for ourselves—also, how we can become effective healers for others.

Christ Jesus, who was a very successful healer indeed, said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved” (John 10:9, English Standard Version). To me, that “door” is Jesus’ example of living his divine identity as the Christ. Always turning to God for a clear sense of his inseparable oneness with and total dependence on God, Jesus was able to discern the fears, doubts, and spiritual ignorance of those in need of healing, and to remove those impediments through divine tenderness and compassion. And feeling God’s love reflected in Jesus’ humanity, people experienced healing. As Mary Baker Eddy put it, “The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 25).

But how can we go through that door—follow Jesus’ example? After all, Jesus was the Son of God, born of a virgin, whereas no other individual has come into human experience that way.

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