Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to header Skip to footer

How do you know when healing has happened?

From the May 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal


How do you really know when spiritually scientific healing has taken place? Don’t look to your body; look to your thought. When your thought has changed and become more spiritual, the human evidence can’t help but respond with a greater sense of harmony.

A Christian Science practitioner shared this guidance with me years ago, and it continues to be a guidepost whenever I am seeking healing. Putting these words into action can be challenging, especially when I just want a situation to be resolved quickly, or when physical symptoms seem daunting. Yet I’ve learned that the real question is whether my thought has changed about the situation. 

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, illuminates this relationship between thought and body in her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs” (pp. 124–125). 

Sign up for unlimited access

You've accessed 1 piece of free Journal content

Subscribe

Subscription aid available

 Try free

No card required

More In This Issue / May 2021

concord-web-promo-graphic

Explore Concord—see where it takes you.

Search the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures