We are cherished by God, Love, the creator and queen of a spiritual universe:
No death nor hate will ever be/
for Love loves Life/
and Life lives Love/eternally.
In this eternal, indestructible universe, the relationship between Love, God, and Love's child is strong and everlasting. No element of insecurity or doubt enters man's feel for tangible Love and Life. Childhood is a state not to be gained but granted. Childhood is natural and pure. With a divine parent we are children of high descent.
So is there any room for an endless battle of life - working hard for good results, life as continuing labor, effort and toil, and no end in sight. Or, well, only ends in sight.
When looking at the central element of the New Testament, the unsurpassed record of Christ Jesus’ healing works, the concept of work or struggle, as we understand it, is nearly absent. We read about Jesus' healing men for free. He asked the man at the pool Bethesda, "Wilt thou be made whole?" Later, the blind Bartimaeus is asked, "What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?"? Jesus did not attach conditions to healing or require some kind of mental struggle or physical labour in order to grant mental and physical reformation. Instead, he simply asked if men wanted to claim the gift of healing, a gift that in fact already belonged to them. And Jesus knew where to find it.
A friend of mine was suffering for decades from psoriasis. He found Christian Science about half a year ago and wondered: Should he have medical treatment again or should he "work out" the problem with Christian Science? It sounded like struggle and so I suggested: Healing is not an achievement, the result of an effort in a certain direction, but a natural gift from God. The question then, I proposed, should be rephrased: Are you willing to accept the gift of healing right now?
Taking up the analogy of the gift he responded that he wanted to open the gift but didn't know where to find the end of the ribbon. In my second response I wondered whether it really mattered where we start taking the gift apart or whether it was more important to understand the value of the gift itself. As with all kinds of gifts, expectation speeds the unwrapping and in the long run it doesn't matter where you start pulling the ribbon or how you open the gift. We both loved to ponder this quote from Science and Health and to apply it directly to the physical symptoms:
"In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent (=shampoo) of Love the adamant (= psoriasis) of error, — self-will, self-justification, and self-love, — which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death."
We rejoiced in the universal power of Love, embracing the universe, washing away and dissolving by its very nature anything unlike good. The complete and permanent healing occurred within the following thirty minutes – a stunning healing, which has invited him to continue the adventure of understanding spiritual healing.
Accepting the gift of healing versus working towards healing: This thought has stayed with me ever since, and it had helped me some time with a physical condition which wouldn't yield after weeks of sincere Christian Science treatment. Like a lead weight I felt the effects of this disease every day, when some day this angel thought invited itself to my watchful thought: This problem is not real, but an imposition on my thinking. It is not a physical condition I have to struggle with – but an illusive concept: "You can blow it away like a feather." This angel thought turned my thoughts away from "the fate" of the disease to the goodness of God. The symptoms abated and disappeared in a very short time and have stayed that way.
As Paul writes to the Christians in Rome: "…the gift of God is eternal life…." This gift is natural and normal. It is already in our hands, it is already our life. We have no independent life, we have no small, separate, isolated life: We live God's life, the life of Life. You can happily and joyfully just say "yes" to Life. Be healed today!
 John 5: 6
 Mark 10: 51
 Science and Health, p. 242
 Romans 6: 23
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