Sunday, March 13th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

No aggressive mortal suggestion can cause me to forget my duty to God, to our Leader, or to mankind. Mind is unlimited in its source and supply. Man’s substance is in Mind, and cannot be impoverished. There is no poverty, no lack. Fear is no part of consciousness. Consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God, good. There is no reality in discord. God’s child cannot suffer and be unhappy, because God is the only power and He never made anything but love and peace. … I am exempt from want, loss, lack or limitation of any kind. There is no material resistance that can limit me. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.’

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49-50

Discussion points

231 — WATCH lest you conclude that Jesus’ demonstration in feeding the multitude was primarily intended to prove that a son of God has miraculous powers. Was he not proving that all food comes from God, in spite of the testimony of matter to the contrary, that it is a gift of God, and that the fields and streams from which it seems to come, are no more its source, than the ventriloquist’s dummy is the source of the voice that seems to come from it? Our Leader withheld many important facts from those who were not ready for them. She was merely waiting for their spiritual growth, so that they might be ready for her to reveal these deep things to them. Among these was this fact concerning food.

No miracle could ever make food come from God in one instance, unless in reality all of it does. Demonstration does not make food come from God; it opens man’s eyes to see this fact. We can say to the fields and streams, “You may appear to the senses to be the source of my food, but Jesus’ feeding the multitude proved for all time that food comes from Mind.”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter




Golden Text — “Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.” — Proverbs 8 : 18




Forum posts — Substance — March 13th, 2022




Article — “Songs in the Night” by Nell Flash




Question. — What is substance? Answer. — Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: “The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 468




Too soon we cannot turn from disease in the body to find disease in the mortal mind, and its cure, in working for God.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 343: 5




Article — “The Nature of Illusion” (discord and decay mentioned during Roundtable), A Sermon Given in the Plainfield Church February 15, 1987 by Doris White Evans




Article — “Scientific Translations” from Addresses by Martha Wilcox




Article — “Supply” From Addresses by Martha Wilcox




Final Readings

Poem — “The Inhabitant Shall Not Say, I Am Sick” by Louise Knight Wheatley







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