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You don't have to understand everything before you're healed

From the November 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

People studying Christian Science often call Christian Science practitioners to ask questions. Occasionally we print one of these questions with the practitioner's answer when we think it would be helpful to readers. This one was sent in by frequent contributor Nathan Talbot.

Q: I feel I've discovered truth in Christian Science. But I doubt my own ability to actually prove it when it comes to healing. How much do my doubts interfere with my healing?

A: A child doesn't have to understand the theory of electricity in order to turn on a light switch. You don't have to know all about gravity in order to be held to the ground when you walk around. These are metaphors, but in much the same way, there is a law of God operating in your behalf, regardless of how much you realize about it. This is a law of Love—of God's unending care for you.

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