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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer colums in the early Journal, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs.Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the May 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTION: I've noticed that in some Journal articles, a Christian Science practitioner will say that it is the responsibility of the practitioner to do the healing—that they shouldn't ask the patient to help or pray also. But other articles suggest that the patient cannot be a passive partner and needs to be praying along with the practitioner.