IN a popular magazine was an arresting article which related that at an Officer Candidate School in World War II a class taking an examination bombarded the instructor with objections that they had not been given enough detailed information regarding the weather, the terrain, and the disposition of the enemy. After listening for a while, the instructor advised his class not to fight the problem, but to solve it.
This advice is valuable to the student of Christian Science, for it indicates a spiritual fact: that every question has its answer. However, in the same manner that the class at Officer Candidate School was about to fight the problem, clamoring for more information, does not the student of Christian Science sometimes find himself asking mortal mind questions regarding symptoms and names of diseases, climatic conditions, and whether or not the specific suggestion of discord is considered serious?
How often many of us have called a Christian Science practitioner for help and instead of asking for support in the unswerving acknowledgment of our spotless selfhood, we have bombarded him with insistent questions about medical laws and causes of certain ailments, searching about in material sense for law and cause instead of instantly accepting God as the creator of all. Forgetting that all inharmony springs from fear, ignorance, or sin, how often we have inquired whether or not the practitioner has ever before worked for anyone with the same trouble. Or we may have suggested that a diagnosis might give some clue to the treatment.