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Your Questions & Answers

Following the example in the early Journals when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal practitioners and teachers. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Why should I be regarded as a "patient" when asking for prayer support from a practitioner?

From the July 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Q: The word patient appears many times in Science and Health. The basic dictionary meaning is: “someone receiving medical treatment.