Sunday, October 30th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Study the Bible constantly, daily, and, dear one, pray. Ask the divine Love every day to give you all that the Lord’s Prayer inculcates. Go alone by yourself one half hour every morning and ask God, good, ‘Thy kingdom come’ – ask to establish the reign of honesty, peace and purity in your consciousness and to overthrow and cast out all that is unlike the Christ, Love. Ask to forgive those that wrong you even as God forgives you, and see how this must be for you to reflect God. Ask for deliverance from temptation, ask for patience, meekness, peace, and so may the grace of God be with you. May the divine light of Christian Science which lighteth every enlightened thought, illumine my faith and understanding, exclude all darkness and doubt, signal the perfect faith wherein to walk, the perfect Principle whereby to demonstrate the perfect man and perfect law of God.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 128-129

Discussion points

184 — WATCH lest, in your effort to realize that God is Love, you fail to strengthen your faith in your ability to reflect that Love. Rain would do little good, if people endeavored to catch it in cracked vessels. What good is Love to man if animal magnetism has tricked him out of his confidence in his ability to reflect it?

Man’s ability to reflect Love is just as real as Love itself. Man is the reflection of Love, and he needs only to acknowledge this fact. All there is to error is the acknowledgment of it. Similarly with good; the acknowledgment of man’s reflection of Love must accompany the admission that God is Love.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: I John 4 : 8

“God is love.”

“Boil on Head Healed” from, The Healer, by David Keyston, pages 119-120

Forum posts — Everlasting Punishment — October 30th, 2022

[Nemi Robertson] wrote a letter to Mrs. Eddy at a time when she was exercised in her mind about a patient who showed great resentment toward Mrs. Eddy. Although she had not actually mentioned the patient, the reply from Mrs. Eddy contained the advice: ‘Turn your patient’s thought to God, and let Love show me to him just as I really am!’ The patient was healed.

— from The Healer, by David Keyston, page 140

Books mentioned on the Roundtable, with links to purchase on other websites(click on books and then go to bottome of webpage to find links) — Divinity Course and General Collectanea by Mary Baker Eddy (The Blue Book); Essays and Other Footprints Left by Mary Baker Eddy (The Red Book); The Discovery Of The Science Of Man, By Doris Grekel (Volume One); The Founding Of Christian Science, By Doris Grekel (Volume Two); The Forever Leader, By Doris Grekel (Volume Three); “The Healer” by David Keyston

“From Death Unto Life ” from, The Christian Science Sentinel, October 25, 1924, by Albert F. Gilmore

Final Readings

Mrs. Eddy’s Bed chamber-Chestnut Hill

Our last stop of this tour was Mrs. Eddy’s bedroom. … This room was homespun and expressed simplicity. . . . I was impressed to see several pictures of Jesus hanging on the walls. It was at this moment that my guide turned to me and said that she felt impelled to tell me what happened to Mrs. Eddy on December 3, 1910 [the day of her passing]. She went to the door of the bedroom to see if we were alone and then proceeded to tell me the following incident, which was told to her by Miss Adelaide Still, one of three persons watching with Mrs. Eddy in the final hours of her human experience. She told me that Miss Still had requested her not to repeat what she was about to tell me, because she had promised those in authority at the Boston headquarters of the Christian Science church never to speak of this experience to anyone. I can assure you that by this time I was not only awed but more than moved by what she was relating. On the night Mrs. Eddy passed her three valued and beloved workers were with her. They were Miss Adelaide Still, Mrs. Laura Sargent, and Mr Calvin Frye. On this eventful day in December, 1910 the furnace had ceased to function and a repair man had been summoned to fix it. When he arrived, Mr. Frye and Mrs. Sargent went downstairs to the first floor to admit the repair man. Mr. Frye accompanied him to the basement while Mrs. Sargent waited in the front hall. Miss Still was left sitting by Mrs. Eddy’s bed. In a short while the furnace was in working order and Mr. Frye and Mrs. Sargent hurried to the second floor to return to their post by Mrs. Eddy’s side. As they neared the bedroom they noticed that Miss Still was standing in the doorway. Approaching her side they looked into the bedroom and beheld Mrs. Eddy by the side of the bed smiling at them. Then Mrs. Eddy turned and pointed to the bed where they saw the form of the one they had called Mother. As their gaze turned again to Mrs. Eddy she was shaking her head back and forth as if to say, ‘I am not there; I have risen.’ Then as these three watched, the vision of their beloved Leader gradually faded from their sight. “At that moment, as I stood there looking into Mrs. Eddy’s bedroom, I felt a wave of insight into the magnitude of Mrs. Eddy’s mission I had never felt before. They had witnessed the ascension of their Leader! Before we returned to the entrance hall on the main floor, my guide, who had told me her name (which I have forgotten), expressed the importance of what she had related to me. She repeated that she felt impelled to tell me this incident, which she had heard from the lips of Adelaide Still—who was her sister. Prior to Mrs. Eddy leaving this experience [recorded in January, 1896], “she explained to [Calvin] Frye that, while David died and was buried and Jesus died but his body was raised again, the demonstration for her would ‘not be in death even, but a body transformed by the renewing of Mind [Mind with a capital ‘M’ is one of the synonyms for God—see pg. 587, Science and Health].’ And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. Matt. 28:5-7

It was the third day after Mrs. Eddy’s passing. In the room with the body, which lay on the bed, were Mrs. Elizabeth Norton and a Miss Grace Collins. In the room next to them were Mr. Frye and two of the Directors [of The Mother Church]. There was a great noise—almost like an explosion. The directors went to investigate—they went through the house and to the cellar and could find no cause for or results of the detonation. Immediately following this noise Mrs. Eddy appeared to Mrs. Norton and Miss Collins. She walked across the room and disappeared through the wall. She appeared as youth, dark hair, and most radiant. Mrs. Norton turned to Miss Collins and said: ‘Grace, did you see what I saw?’ Grace said, ‘Yes.’ Mrs. Norton told the directors what they had seen and the directors said it must not be told yet.” Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent. Matt. 27:50,51

— from The Healer, by David Keyston, pages 189-191

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