I was politely listening to a distant friend who was very anxious to tell me all about her long history of health woes. She was healthy when young, but over the years a physical problem would pop up, she’d employ the latest medical drug or procedure to address it. The problem would go away. But then shortly, another problem, a bit more difficult to deal with, would pop up. She’d take a drug, make it go away, but then a few years later a worse ailment would surface. And the saga of woe and suffering continued through today. She suffers pain hourly now.
While listening, my heart went out to her. I mentioned the option of spiritual healing, but she had no interest. I still cherish the hope that she opens to real healing with spiritual truth. God is with her.
While listening, I was reminded of Mary Baker Eddy’s statement, “Then comes the question, how do drugs, hygiene, and animal magnetism heal? It may be affirmed that they do not heal, but only relieve suffering temporarily, exchanging one disease for another” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 483). It seems that one disease was exchanged with another for her over the decades.
Real healing is spiritual. It rejuvenates the person from the inside out, eliminating fears, false beliefs, and ignorance behind physical suffering. Symptoms may be temporarily suppressed with a drug, but until the underlying fear is removed, it is liable to pop up in a different form of physical suffering later.
Go for real healing!! Seek spiritual truth with all your heart. Find the enduring peace and health that comes from knowing and feeling the omnipotence and omnipresence of God’s infinite love. It’s what does the greatest good over the long run.