Letter: A connection between faith and health

Last modified: 2/17/2014 10:54:01 AM
I agree with Caroline Judd’s letter advocating for continued stories about faith (“Catholic teachings are worth striving toward,” Monitor, Feb. 11).

One aspect of faith that would be helpful to your readers is to show how faith and health are connected. A Pew Research study found that 80 percent of internet users search online for health information. Numerous medical studies show a strong connection between health and our thinking and actions. Harvard Medical School has reported that our health is affected by our thinking, whether it’s a simple thought of gratitude or a stressful blowup.

These are not new revelations. For 5,000 years scriptural writings have taught similarly. The Bible says that God is Love, and that God is the countenance of our health. Love and health are strongly connected. Divine Love is the universal healer for all mankind. We all have the capacity to be what God made us to be in Love’s image and likeness. Love is a powerful medicine. Of course there’s more to health than Love. Yet our answers are at hand.

Today’s enlightened physicians are digging deeper into finding the mental causes and cures for illness. New Hampshire native Mary Baker Eddy wrote a textbook based on her lifework of spiritual healing titled Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. It has healed folks all around the globe for more than a century.

GEORGE REED

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(The writer is media and legislative liaison for Christian Scientists in New Hampshire.)




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