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FAQ On the healing practice

Christian Science teachers respond to frequently asked questions that have come up at workshops on becoming a Christian Science practitioner.

FAQ on the healing practice

From the May 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q: How can I overcome the fear of failure as a practitioner—that I won’t be good enough, equal to the challenges?

A: Your question shows your love for God, for Christian Science, and for the dear individuals in need of healing who may call upon you for Christian Science treatment. Your very reason for being in the practice is to bring healing to them. And, no doubt, you— along with every other practitioner—have pondered this statement by the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy: “To succeed in healing, you must conquer your own fears as well as those of your patients, and rise into higher and holier consciousness” (Science and Health, p. 419).

The very love that impelled you to become a practitioner has its source in God, divine Love, as mentioned in First John: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (4:18). The love of God is indeed perfect; it never fails. Divine Truth and Love, working in you, is the healer.

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