March 25 , 2018
Christian Science Society, Bonita Springs
José de Dios Mata, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will deliver his free lecture, “Divine Love: the answer to universal health,” on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Science Society of Bonita Springs, 11551 East Terry St., Bonita Springs. All are invited and welcome to attend.
“We encourage everyone to come and learn how the power of God can impact worldwide healing,” said David Hall, president of the Bonita Springs Christian Science Society.
In his talk, Mata will explore the Biblical basis of knowing God as divine love, whose law Christ Jesus taught and practiced in his healing ministry. Mata will also emphasize the relevance of Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself,” and the worldwide healing impact this can have.
Mata also points to the tireless work of Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, to understand and practice the laws of love by which Jesus healed. Wanting more people to have access to this discovery, Eddy then wrote a textbook explaining this approach to healing: “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”
Mata first heard of Christian Science and its spiritual approach to healing during a very difficult time in his adult life: due to a congenital abnormality, his hearing had almost completely disappeared. The physicians recommended surgery, but Mata was reluctant to pursue that course of action. An acquaintance, who was also a doctor, told him about Christian Science and Eddy’s book. As Mata read and prayed with the deep spiritual concepts in “Science and Health,” he found his hearing completely restored. This began a life of practicing the spiritual understanding he’d found, leading him to heal others as well.
In addition to his spiritual healing practice, Mata speaks internationally on the subject as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He and his wife live part of the year in Badajoz, Spain and the other in Elsah, Ill., near St. Louis.
Christian Science is based on the Bible and the teachings of Christ Jesus as explained in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” authored by Mary Baker Eddy. Individual prayer works to resolve difficult and everyday challenges with health, relationships, employment and other personal and national issues. Healings result with a better understanding of God and man’s relationship to God. The Divine Science of Christianity opens windows of thought able to draw individuals closer to God, as well as all of humanity.