Some potential full-time practitioners of Christian Science have feared going into the practice because no patients or few patients were calling them for treatment.
In error, they let mortal mind calculate their financial prospects accordingly, and conclude that they cannot support themselves with so few patients. So they give up or don’t even try to practice for the public in the first place.
But interestingly, this is not how the practice works. It’s quite the contrary.
In the practice of Christian Science, activity is not the number of patients calling for help. It’s the amount of Truth being demonstrated every day.
As a student of Christian Science increases his or her demonstration of Truth, activity increases. More people see their spiritual light shining and ask for some of that light to come their way. Patients call.
So, if you’re in the practice or contemplating the practice, don’t fear a lack of patients. Patients calling for help are the effect of your practice, not the source of it.
In the Christian Science practice, it’s activity first, patients second.
So be ACTIVE in Truth, and patients will be calling.