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Healing Grace

From the October 1966 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The supreme example of grace is Christ Jesus on the cross. Here, vividly seen, was the action of the divine Principle of all meeting the great need of mankind. Divine grace is described by John in these words: "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."John 3:16;

Jesus healed through his conscious unity with the divine Principle, Love, which is God. Specifically, he consciously reflected the grace of God, proving that divine Love is not an abstraction but "a very present help in trouble."Ps. 46:1;

Christian Science teaches us to follow Jesus by learning of our own unity with Principle. Principle is completely above evil, yet it destroys evil. We can heal human ailments as we reflect God's complete separateness from evil while destroying it. If we are impressed by the symptoms of a disease or if we admit the reality of an ugly trait of character which seems to cause a disease, we cannot at the same time express grace. And in the practice of Christian Science it is this failure to express grace that causes delay in the healing of a disease.

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