The tendency of human thought, even when instructed in Christian Science, is to vacillate between the spiritual fact of man's eternal perfection as God's idea and the mortal sense of existence with its sin and disease. We cannot permanently destroy any error of sin or of sickness without coming to terms with this tendency. Recurring errors will plague us so long as we base our perception of being on a false estimate of man's origin and nature.
The spiritual awakening that brings healing is the clear realization of the unreality of sin and sickness, a conviction that these errors have never been true, or God-sent, and that the real man, whose origin is in God, has never experienced them. This is the law of Truth that corrects and heals so-called chronic ills, as well as habitual wrongdoing.
Christ Jesus touched the heart of the issue when he declared, "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him."Matt. 5:25; Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, throws further light on this statement with: "Suffer no claim of sin or of sickness to grow upon the thought. Dismiss it with an abiding conviction that it is illegitimate, because you know that God is no more the author of sickness than He is of sin." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 390;