Sunday, February 13th, 2022 Roundtable

None of Them That Trust in Him Shall Be Desolate

This week’s Lesson Sermon Subject: Soul

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Morning Prayers

Prayer for Oneself – I thank Thee, Father-Mother God, that neither ignorant, fraudulent, nor malicious mortal mind can reach me, affect me mentally, physically, financially, or otherwise; and I know it, for God is the only power; that I am not the victim of aggressive mental suggestion, nor the target of M.A.M. claiming to operate through any channel whatever, but I am the blessed legal child of God, spiritual, immortal, all-harmonious, perfect, happy, healthy, pure, sinless, free, and fearless and diseaseless, and deathless, expressing the substance of all good.

Hold yourself constantly and consciously under God’s eternal law of blessing, of happiness, harmony, health, peace, joy, power, progress, protection, abundance; there is no other law, – only a contrary mortal mind lie which you are awake and alert to, and not under.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 63

Discussion points

178 — WATCH lest you continue to mix the spiritual method with human desire, and believe yourself to be a progressive Christian Scientist. Mortals bring into Christian Science the human desire for ease and comfort in matter, and attempt to mix this with the spiritual method, which has for its purpose to free mortals from illusion. If they are not progressive, they will continue to use this method as an easier way of obtaining and maintaining human health and prosperity, than a material one. Such an attitude fails to perceive the value in human affliction.

A man digging a well is tempted to stop digging when he finds surface water. Yet unless he continues to dig deeper, his water supply will fail in a drought. Human harmony might be called surface water that tempts us to stop, in our search for the ever-flowing streams of spiritual good.

It sounds odd to say that if one does not watch, he will find himself tempted to use demonstration so that he can stop demonstrating. Mortal man yearns to find security in matter, and brings this desire with him into Science. Yet the right goal should be to reach the point where one cannot get along without demonstration, and must demonstrate every day in order to eat, sleep, walk, talk, and even exist! Only in this way will human weakness be dissolved in divine strength. Why? Because demonstration means learning to rely utterly on God.

A mortal who is prosperous, healthy, and merely refrains from certain things that are considered sinful, is not the ideal in Christian Science. We are seeking to throw off a finite sense of man so that God’s man will appear.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: Psalm 34 : 22

“The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.”

Article Sight by A. Kroeger

“O Magnify The Lord”“Retrospection and Introspection”, from Christian Science Journal, July 1923 by Anna E. Herzog

Forum posts — Soul — February 13th, 2022

Soul – Consciousness. We are the children of Soul. If we knew this, there would be no dimness of sight, no dullness of hearing.
Principle – The presence of infinite law.
Life – The reflection of activity. No weariness.
Truth – Infinite inclusion of all facts.
Love – Infinite giving. Jesus gave on the cross – gave comfort to those hanging with him; compassion to mother; blessing to disciples.
By E.E.N. (A student’s notes from the class of 1889)

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 213

Article — “Little Brown Duck Shingebiss (A Chippewa Indian Tale)” Excerpted from “My Book House Edited by Olive Beaupre Miller

Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 261

Final Readings

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