The joy of health and happiness in Christ
fills my body with new life, and I am made
The love of the cheerful giver is expressed
in me, and I feel Spirit pouring out its plenty
into all my affairs.
EVERYBODY advocates cheerfulness as an aid to healing, but how few practice it as a vital
part of the restorative principle? The large majority of sick persons are pessimists. They think they are much worse off than they are. They retard the healing efforts of nature and nature's God by repeated shocks of mental depression and fear of the serious character of some physical shadow as transient as "ships that pass in the night."
Some of our best doctors say that eighty per cent of humanity's ills would heal of themselves if left alone. In a book called "Let's Operate," by Dr. Roy H. McKay and Norman Beasley, we find this in italics:
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