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Lift Up, and Let Go

From the August 1976 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Bible records that when Christ Jesus cured the man with dropsy, he "took him, and healed him, and let him go."Luke 14:4;

It is clear from the various gospel accounts of healing that the Master was not mesmerized by the appearance of disease, even though he evidently saw the need sometimes to take the patient to one side, away from the crowd, before he addressed himself to the difficulty in order to heal him.

Jesus was not limited by suggestions of time or age. In many cases those he healed may have had only a grain of faith or spiritual understanding. Mrs. Eddy makes it plain in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, that the dark beliefs of sickness and sin were destroyed because Jesus saw the truth of man clearly. She writes: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick."Science and Health, pp. 476-477; The Master's healing practice was based on his understanding of God. He must have felt his oneness, or unity, with God so completely that no process of mental reasoning was required to raise his thought Spirit-ward —it was already there!