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Zeal can be a good thing

When the motive is right,
fervor is an agent of healing.

From the May 2002 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Perhaps the least familiar of the twelve apostles appointed by Jesus was a man called Simon Zelotes, or Simon the Zealot. Outside of his designation as an apostle, nothing else is said of him in the Scriptures, although some scholars associate him with a political party of the day, the Zealots—a radical group committed to overthrowing by force the Roman rule over Judaea.