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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. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

Why can’t I find a practitioner able to put an end to the problem?

From the August 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Q: I have been a practicing Christian Scientist for more than 40 years. More than three years ago, I began having a troubling problem with my health. I was unable to overcome it through my own prayers, so I have been calling Christian Science practitioners ever since. But I have not found a practitioner able to put an end to the problem—one proven “equal to bringing out the result of the Principle that he knows to be true” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 41). Why can’t I find anyone to help me? —A reader in California, US

A: Congratulations! More than 40 years practicing Christian Science, living the Christly life Jesus exemplified.

There must have been many healings along the way: each one, an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the healing Science Jesus taught and demonstrated and to learn more about God’s unfailing love. This love maintains each one of us as we are—God’s expression of Himself—in our natural state of health, happiness, and holiness.