The new or comparatively new student of Christian Science is likely at some time to ask himself, "When shall I be fit to heal others?" The question is important because it relates to a stage of maturity he desires to reach. But it is even more important because it implies that one is progressing in loving more actively.
Christian Science is the Science of Love demonstrated. It is concerned not only with revealing to mankind the highest concepts of Deity but with applying those concepts to bring harmony into human experience.
In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us, "The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus." Science and Health, p. 25; That divinity had a quality that could make men fall back in awe, but it was practical enough to feed the hungry and heal the sick. Christ Jesus came to show us the Father, but he did not stand up in a synagogue to be worshiped. He took God into the marketplace and with the finger of God, Love, touched the untouchable lepers with transforming compassion. He proved what God is by showing what Love does. So the newcomer to Christian Science who wants not only to be healed but to heal is asking for precisely what God imparts—outgoing love.