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YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You'll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions

YOUR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

From the June 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal


QUESTIONS: It states in the Bible, Luke 4:23 , "And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself. " Should someone desiring to become a Christian Science practitioner heal themselves first before entering the practice, especially if they have a problem that is visible?—A READER IN CALIFORNIA, US A1 If healing is a divine demand, it follows that the Christ gives us the unconditional authority to enter the healing practice in response to the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.