The world is crying out for the healing of sickness, addiction, war, poverty and so much more. Is there a cure for all the ills of humanity? My colleague, Don Ingwerson, writing for the December 9, 2016 edition of the Aliso Laguna News invites readers to search more deeply into the healing practices of Jesus Christ. He challenges us to entertain the idea that the healing power Jesus demonstrated is alive and well today. Here in Indiana there are a number of churches that practice forms of spiritual healing. The Christian Science churches hold regular testimony meetings to share healing accomplished through prayer. Read on and be inspired. Here’s Don:
To everyone engaged in the current quest for health, the healing works that Christ Jesus did centuries ago invite a search for truth about our own relationship to God and how that relationship directly affects our health. Jesus’ influence on life and spirituality still speaks to us, and his success in treating disease remains unparalleled by modern medicine.
For centuries people believed that his healing works couldn’t be repeated. But as the age of scientific inquiry dawned, the question inevitably came up: were there scientific laws behind what Jesus did that could be repeatedly demonstrated?
One person whose life was directly affected by Jesus’ healing message was Mary Baker Eddy. Almost 2000 years after Christ Jesus, Eddy experienced and consistently demonstrated the same healing power of God. She went on to write Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, found the Christian Science church, and profoundly affect the current conversation on health, healing, and mankind’s unbroken connection to God by proving that Jesus’ healing method continues to be practical today.
Because of the insights Eddy gained through her study of Christ Jesus’ healing works, a new paradigm was presented to spiritual seekers – our divine right to health and harmony. A while back, I published an article on health from this spiritual perspective. One reader was irate over the description of Mary Baker Eddy as a theologian and religious leader. But as Jesus expressed while teaching the multitudes, “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him;” this commenter’s animosity was softened when other readers suggested he was unreasonable in his comments. I was grateful for this Christian resolution of a difference in opinion….