Sunday, May 15th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Abide in the 91st Psalm and know that such abiding is treatment and protection. There is nothing that can make laws or influence you. There is but one Mind and that is Love. Do not give life to evil by attaching it to a person or thing. It cannot live without a body. Man is immortal, one. There is but one infinite manifestation. No error can attach itself to man and why deceive ourselves by thinking it can do so? Every manifestation of life is ever-present and omnipresent good and this carries within itself all healing, sustaining. Know that the kingdom of heaven is within you and this is your armor.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 222

Discussion points

41 — WATCH lest you believe that in certain directions Christian Science does not condemn what the world calls sin, because it encourages that dissatisfaction with mortal existence which often leads mortals to sin. Jesus said, “I am come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Evidently he felt that the consciousness in which the seeds of sin had developed and borne the fruit of suffering, was more receptive to truth than the one that contained in embryo seeds — as every mortal consciousness does — where because they had not ripened into action, mortal man believed that he was more or less free from sin, and hence righteous. No one seeks truth until he feels that he needs it. One cannot declare that he is righteous until he has cleansed his thought of all materiality. The self-satisfied, or self-righteous, mentality is not open to the approach of Christ, Truth.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: Romans 6 : 23

“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Link — The Pearl of the Psalms: Psalm 23 by Charles Spurgeon

Link — Power-Points From God’s Word # 2: A New Look At Psalm 23 by Ted Pavloff

Forum posts — Mortals and Immortals — May 15th, 2022

Article — Three Essential Statements by Mary Beth Singleterry

A few sentences of the science of being, understood, would enable man to grasp the standard of liberty. Citizens of the world, accept their glorious import and gain your freedom! This is your divine right; a belief and not law has bound you, and to a condition of mind and not matter; all the sickness, sin and death on earth are caused by mind, even the belief of man; matter is not cause, and when you destroy the belief that it is, its power over you will flee; you possess your own body and make it harmonious and immortal, or discordant and mortal. You, the Intelligence, embrace the body in comprehension and completeness; put away, then, the error of belief that matter embraces you in mystery and disease; “you,” the Soul and circumference of being, (for the body is but the idea of “you,”) are a law to your members, and the law-giver that makes your body discordant or harmonious, according to the ignorance or understanding, the error or Truth that governs it. Matter has no Intelligence to rule over you; say then to the error whereby you submit to your body, “Depart, ye that work iniquity.”

— from Science and Health, 1875, First Edition by Mary Baker Eddy, page 158-159

Then we say to ourselves, “O Lord, how long?” And the answer comes back, “Just as long as you deny My omnipresence.”

— from “No Malpractice” in Addresses by Martha Wilcox, page 244

To Mrs. Annie M. Knott, C.S.D., principal of the Detroit Christian Science Institute, she gave warning that the time might come when medical thought might be so organized that it would make the practice of Christian Science almost impossible. The remedy given was not the counter power of Christian Science churches, but: When [that] time comes I want my students to take every means possible to make Science and Health available to the whole world.

— from Mary Baker Eddy’s Six Days of Revelation, (“the green book”), Compiled by Richard Oaks, page, 321

Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 174

Final Readings

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun, Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.
I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me, God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me, Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.
Christ shield me today
Against wounding,
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

— “The Deer`s Cry” A Hymn by St. Patrick

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