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Healing by taking up the cross

From the April 1979 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When we begin to study Christian Science and to put its teachings into practice, we are often exhilarated and in awe of the consequences. We accept the spiritual truth of God's perfect creation, and healings occur—what people call miracles. We glimpse why the Bible says of the Messiah, or Christ, "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."Isa. 9:6; Each healing is inspiring, an occasion for joy and gratitude. We eagerly look for the next opportunity to put truth into practice. We are convinced of the fact that divine Science is the Comforter which Christ Jesus promised would come to lead mankind into all truth.

After a while, however, we sometimes find the activity of truth-knowing and healing is less spontaneous than it was at first. We feel resistance, and it seems that more is demanded of us than in the beginning. This is not unusual and should not depress us—though it should arouse us to increased effort. Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "A grain of Christian Science does wonders for mortals, so omnipotent is Truth, but more of Christian Science must be gained in order to continue in well doing."Science and Health, p. 449;

What is this "more," and how do we gain it?

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