Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

In the dark hours, wise Christian Scientists stand firmer than ever in their allegiance to God. Wisdom is wedded to their love, and their hearts are not troubled.

Falsehood is on the wings of the winds, but Truth will soar above it. Truth is speaking louder, clearer, and more imperatively than ever. Error is walking to and fro in the earth, trying to be heard above Truth, but its voice dies out in the distance. Whosoever proclaims Truth loudest, becomes the mark for error’s shafts.

The archers aim at Truth’s mouthpiece; but a heart loyal to God is patient and strong. Justice waits, and is used to waiting; and right wins the everlasting victory.

“The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice.”

“Loyal Christian Scientist” from Miscellaneous Writings, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 276-277

Discussion points

110 — WATCH lest you take the children’s meat and give it unto dogs (Mark 7:27). If the children represent the Christ-consciousness, or the recognition of all mankind as children of God, then the dogs would symbolize the animal nature of mortal man which is always demanding to be fed, amused, harmonized and healed.

The right application of Truth is always to feed the spiritual sense of man, to re-establish the realization and consciousness of oneness with God. Does this mean that it is not legitimate to heal physical sickness? No — but the spiritual should be directed to the spiritual. True treatment should have as its object the feeding of the spiritual nature in man, of his consciousness of himself as a child of God. As this is done, because of the omnipotent and overflowing nature of Truth, the physical sense is fed and healed by the crumbs which fall from the children’s table.

Jesus’ rule is to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness — to establish man’s recognition of his divine heritage and harmony as a child of God; thereafter all these things will be added. This means that the human need will be met in the way that will keep the human most out of sight and attention.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: James 1 : 18

“Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

Article “The Practice of Christian Science” by Bicknell Young, page 79

Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, — this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 323-324

The habitual struggle to be always good is unceasing prayer.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 4

Article — “Fearlessly Meet The Claim” from Teaching and Addresses by Edward A. Kimball

Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work determines health. Erring human mind-forces can work only evil under whatever name or pretence they are employed; for Spirit and m atter, good and evil, light and darkness, cannot mingle.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 186

The Oak on the Mountain’s Summit

Oh, mountain monarch, at whose feet I stand, —
Clouds to adorn thy brow, skies clasp thy hand, —
Nature divine, in harmony profound,
With peaceful presence hath begirt thee round.

And thou, majestic oak, from yon high place
Guard’st thou the earth, asleep in night’s embrace, —
And from thy lofty summit, pouring down
Thy sheltering shade, her noonday glories crown?

Whate’er thy mission, mountain sentinel,
To my lone heart thou art a power and spell;
A lesson grave, of life, that teacheth me
To love the Hebrew figure of a tree.

Faithful and patient be my life as thine;
As strong to wrestle with the storms of time;
As deeply rooted in a soil of love;
As grandly rising to the heavens above.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 392

Teaching Testimony — No Discouragement By Florence Roberts

Forum posts — Truth — January 23rd, 2022

Download — Praying and Watching to Bless All Children

“He Shall Be Like a Tree”, from Christian Science Journal, April 1918, by Richard Deener

Article “Day” Collected Writings by Bicknell Young, page 79

Final Readings

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