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A life devoted

The Christ is "the answer to their need"

From the February 2000 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What does it take to heal? Questions like this, coming from a public faced with diverse views on spiritual healing, prompted the founding of this magazine over a century ago. In an editorial in the first issue, its founder emphasizes that Christly qualities heal: "Great charity and humility is necessary in this work of healing. The loving patience of Jesus, we must strive to emulate" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 7). In this column, the Journal offers insights from individuals with long experience in the public practice of Christian Science healing. They explore the spirit of Christly love and its power to restore and transform.

Is there a particular idea or insight that you've found especially helpful in the work of healing?

Probably that everything has to be original. What I look for is a fresh insight into each particular case. And also, I look for some fresh insight in my own understanding of God and man, something that I haven't thought of before.

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