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From the March 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q When I see experienced Christian Scientists who have not been healed after a long period of consecrated prayer, I feel that I am in very deep waters indeed. How can I reasonably expect to be healed myself—either through my own prayers or those of a Christian Science practitioner—when I don't have their depth of understanding, clarity, and experience?

A1 I imagine that most people searching for healing have found themselves wondering this. But the question assumes a hierarchy in God's creation. More than a century of healing through Christian Science illustrates that people of all kinds who have read Science and Health have been healed of acute and long-standing problems. And many were very new readers of the book, still relatively inexperienced in Christian Science healing. I like to think that every healing in Christian Science signals the possibility of my own and everyone else's healing.

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