With my emergence into the study and understanding of Christian Science (see “The gift of Christmas healing,” Journal, December 2005), I had significant healings through the help at different times of several fine and inspired Christian Science practitioners. One was a Christian Science teacher who did so much to help me; we’d spend hours talking about the Bible and spirituality. I felt he was “the business” (“the real thing”).
One day I called him up and was told, “He’s not here … I’m sorry, but he’s passed on!”
I was dumbfounded. How could that have happened? Why had his prayer apparently failed to restore his health in this case? What was happening to this dear man now? At first I fretted deeply over the passing of my friend. But in the mental darkness I realized I was not going to get an answer by trying to figure it out from a human and material reference point. What I needed to see and feel was the light of God’s love and life and law. I needed to radically acknowledge, affirm, and then realize the complete omnipresence of divine Life.