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Whenever I read the account of Jesus...

From the February 1971 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Whenever I read the account of Jesus healing the epileptic boy (see Mark 9: 17-29), two significant lessons stand out to me. First, when his disciples asked Jesus why they failed in their attempts to heal the boy, Jesus answered ( Mark 9:29 ), "This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.