When struggles drag on, and you feel as though you’ve scanned every thought corner to find a morsel of sin you need to get rid of, ask yourself, are you trying so hard to stop the suffering and sin that you stop everything?
From 21st Century Science and Health, “We can follow Jesus’ divine example, and permit spirituality to replace all ill works, error and disease included.
“When Jesus came to John the Baptist for baptism, John was astounded and reluctant. Jesus read John’s confused thoughts and reassured him with the remark, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Apparently, Jesus acknowledged several human ceremonies as a means to advance spiritual good, including baptism and marriage.”
 Matt. 3:15 (NASB)