Do I have to be perfect to have a healing?

Q: Do I have to be perfect to have a healing?

A: If that were true, none of us would have healings! In fact, when I first started studying Christian Science, I was reading the weekly Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly) every day and smoking a cigarette during every one of the six (or more) sections that make up the Lesson. And I still had all kinds of wonderful healings—including eventually being healed of smoking.

I’m happy to assure you that God isn’t judging us to decide whether or not we’re good enough to be healed. That’s because there is an amazing thing about God that I’ve learned about through studying Christian Science—it’s this gift called grace. That means God’s love for each of us isn’t something we earn; it just is. No strings attached. So feeling God’s love isn’t based on whether we do everything right—and neither is having a healing. God simply loves us, and therefore, we can be healed.

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