Why am I not being healed as quickly now as when I first started studying Christian Science?—FROM A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP
A1 While teaching my sons to hit a baseball, I found they quickly connected with my easy tosses. But hitting during games was harder. Why? Because the opposing pitcher threw at different speeds and locations to keep them off balance. Just so, healing often comes quickly when we first practice Christian Science. We may feel little resistance at first. But as we continue, healing can seem more difficult—like connecting with a curveball that bends out of reach, or the fastball that intimidates. To continue the baseball analogy, we may even feel that we're striking out.
Every healing proves that whatever is opposed to God is evil, therefore unreal. However, until we fully understand God's allness, and thereby prove evil's unreality, evil will continue to resist spirituality with more and more urgency. Seeing evil as powerless can demand greater spiritual growth on our part.