If a friend falls ill, be quick to see your friend in their true spiritual light. It’s something helpful you can do that not only protects your thought from soaking in a lie about illness, but also rests good thoughts on your friend that can lighten the path before them to healing.
Any type of illness is a lie about God’s creation. It’s an affront to reality, and it is incumbent on any serious spiritual thinker and doer to never accept a lie as a truth, no matter what form it might show up in—including in the experience of a dear friend.
God’s child is perfect. Always! There is only a perfect child of God to hold in thought about anyone—including any family member, neighbor, or friend.
The friend may not be asking you for Christian Science treatment. But that’s okay. You still have a moral and spiritual responsibility to see them in their true spiritual light.
From God’s point of view, there is only one “friend” to see—the perfect and healthy child of God. It’s quite possible that the clear spiritual view you behold reaches their thought in positive ways that bless them and help them on their way. The effect is like a street lamp shining light on the sidewalk at night. The lamp’s light is not directed in any specific direction, but anyone who walks near the light is benefited by its illumination.
Be a shining light for your friend!
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited” (Miscellany, p. 210).
Rest right thoughts on your friend. They will benefit!