During a period when I urgently needed to be healed of a pernicious and persistent discord, these words of Mrs. Eddy kept recurring to me: "a healing that is not guesswork." They are from an article entitled "The Way" in her Miscellaneous Writings. The complete statement is "Less teaching and good healing is to-day the acme of 'well done;' a healing that is not guesswork,— chronic recovery ebbing and flowing,—but instantaneous cure." Mis., p. 355.
I have sometimes wondered if it wasn't so much
that the disciples disbelieved as that they believed
with some reservations.
This was certainly what I was seeking. At that point my progress could have been described as "ebbing and flowing." There were good days filled with freedom; then the discouraging symptoms would return. How could I rise above guesswork to the certainty of Christian Science healing?