The test of all prayer lies in the answer to these questions: Do we love our neighbor better because of this asking? Do we pursue the old selfishness, satisfied with having prayed for something better, though we give no evidence of the sincerity of our requests by living consistently with our prayer? If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition of our hope and faith. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures, p.9:5-16)
Yesterday began a series of readings on the News and Updates page from Mrs. Eddy’s writings where she indicates what must come BEFORE “the understanding of Truth which destroys error” and the “understanding of good”. Take a look and see what she identifies as necessary for true, scientific healing.
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