Some persons believe that they are possessed of what they call practical natures. They hold a certain disdain for what they regard as impractical ideas, and assume that religion falls under this category, believing that while religion may be a beautiful theory, it is not workable in everyday life, and that practical situations must be met in practical ways.
For example, if one is sick, he knows that he is sick, and that something practical should be done, and done immediately. Such thinking recognizes practicality only when it is expressed by activities which seem real to physical sense; otherwise, it seems that nothing is being done.
In Christian Science, practical work is required to heal the sick. There must be an understanding of spiritual law, which is forever operating in man's behalf, in order to heal the situation. But when these conditions meet with full compliance, healing and freedom result.