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THE HEALING OF MIND AND BODY

From the August 1963 issue of The Christian Science Journal


A Subject near the heart of every Christian Scientist is healing. "Spirit is omnipotent; hence a more spiritual Christianity will be one having more power, having perfected in Science that most important of all arts,—healing," states Mrs. Eddy, in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 232). The greatest of all arts, healing, is the highest activity on earth today. Instantaneous healing is our goal in every case, and the perfected art of healing necessarily includes the speedy recovery of the sick, not a chronic recovery or an uncertain one.

The basis of Christian Science healing lies in the fact that Mind is All-in-all and that matter has no life, no intelligence, no substance, no truth. The harmony of being, which is unchanging and eternal, is always in divine Spirit, and this harmony is reflected in Spirit's ideas, man and the universe. The inharmonies which Science corrects or heals are always predicated on matter; they are based entirely on the false premise that matter has life, that it becomes sick, and that it dies.

It is the false claim of matter that declares against the allness of Spirit, and it is the false claim of matter that affirms the sufferings of matter. But the remedy lies always in the realm of Spirit, not in the line of matter. The claims of disease and suffering, being declarations of matter, can be met only with Mind-science. These false claims are met and destroyed on the basis of the reality and harmony of divine Mind and its infinite manifestation and the consequent unreality of matter and its seeming effects, sin, disease, and death.

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