It has become generally accepted that there is a connection between one’s thinking and one’s health. That’s certainly understood to be the case by anyone who has ever had a healing in Christian Science. But some may wonder: Since thought and health are connected, if we have a physical or mental problem, is it our own fault?
When Christ Jesus’ disciples came across a man blind from his birth, they asked him a similar question (see John 9:1–7). They wanted to know if the man or his parents had sinned to cause his blindness. Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” And then he healed the man of blindness. A Christlike view reveals man (the true, spiritual identity of each one of us) as innocent and pure. And understanding our spiritual faultlessness brings healing.
The Bible reveals that God is Love, and Christian Science is the Science of Love, God. So it’s imperative that Love be reflected in love, in the way we see ourselves and others. As the disciples learned, we can turn thought away from fault-finding, which is not natural to who we truly are. We can see ourselves and others as Christ Jesus did, because we reflect God, who doesn’t know any fault in us. The consciousness of Love prepares thought to see healing unfold.