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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. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

What should we make of Jesus' physical treatment of the blind man?

From the March 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q. In the Bible, in chapter 9 of the Gospel of John we read how Jesus healed a man who was born blind—by applying clay to his eyes from spit mixed with dust from the ground, and then telling him to wash it off in the pool of Siloam (see John 9:1–7 ).