A big “aha moment” came to me one summer while reading through the Gospels on one of my days off from my job at a summer camp. I was thoroughly struck with the connection between faith and the Christ. In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus states, “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” This always amazes me because it reinforces that faith is more powerful than any world belief or false opinion, and that faith alone can lead to healing. In fact, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states on the first page of her book Science and Health that prayer “is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God . . .” (p. 1). So, how does that relate to the Christ? Well, faith, I have learned, is the open door through which the Christ acts on our consciousness. True faith is the admission that all things are possible to God, and that nothing is possible to the carnal (mortal) mind.
When we have that kind of absolute faith, we are able to hear the Christ, and the Christ inevitably shows us the way.
Following this aha moment, I better understood an experience that I had a couple of years ago. I was living in New York City and felt trapped at my job and in my apartment, and I inevitably felt a slave to my circumstance.