Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Doctors should not implant disease in the thoughts of 18their patients, as they so frequently do, by declaring dis‐Wrong and right wayease to be a fixed fact, even before they go to work to eradicate the disease through the ma‐21terial faith which they inspire. Instead of furnishing thought with fear, they should try to correct this turbulent element of mortal mind by the influence of divine Love 24 which casteth out fear.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with 27God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ 30Jesus.
To reduce inflammation, dissolve a tumor, or cure or‐ganic disease, I have found divine Truth more potent than 181 181:1all lower remedies. And why not, since Mind, God, is the source and condition of all existence? Before decid‐3The important decisioning that the body, matter, is disordered, one should ask, “Who art thou that repliest to Spirit? Can matter speak for itself, or does 6it hold the issues of life?” Matter, which can neither suffer nor enjoy, has no partnership with pain and pleas‐ure, but mortal belief has such a partnership.
9 When you manipulate patients, you trust in electricity Manipulation unscientificand magnetism more than in Truth; and for that reason, you employ matter rather than 12Mind. You weaken or destroy your power when you re‐sort to any except spiritual means.
It is foolish to declare that you manipulate patients but 15that you lay no stress on manipulation. If this be so, why manipulate? In reality you manipulate because you are ignorant of the baneful effects of magnetism, or are not 18sufficiently spiritual to depend on Spirit. In either case you must improve your mental condition till you finally attain the understanding of Christian Science.