Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 Roundtable

Click here to play the audio as you read:

Also available on YouTube

Click here for the Roundtable archive

Morning Prayers

(12/27/03) My beloved Students: May this dear Christmas season be to you a Christ risen, a morn, the break of day. There is nothing jubilant attached to the birth of a mortal-that suffers and pays the penalty of his parents’ misconception of man and of God’s creation. But there is a joy unutterable in knowing that Christ had no birth, no death, and that we may find in Christ, in the true sense of being, life apart from birth, sorrow, sin and death. 0 may your eyes not be holden, but may you discern spiritually what is our Redeemer.

I thank you, dear ones, for your kind remembrance of me-the most lone and perhaps the most loved and hated of earth! May you watch and pray that you keep the Commandments, and live the Sermon in the Mount this coming year.

— from “Letters”Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 128

Discussion points

406 — WATCH that you realize that as you work for God, He cares for you; if you do His work, His reward is sure. No financial need should ever cause us to feel that we must leave God’s work, in order to work for man, since the right demonstration of doing God’s work carries with it all the support needed. It is true that God loves us with an unchanging love; but it is helpful to feel that we must earn that love, in order to have it expressed.

Prayer should not be regarded as an effort to jog God’s elbow, so that He will remember us; it should be our effort to remember God, to know that He is caring for us in every way, and to determine to live up to what He expects of us. It is our confident trust in Him and our effort to serve Him, plus the expectancy of all good, that brings a continuous daily inflow of His love and care into our lives, and meets all our needs.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text — “Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” — Psalm 114 : 7

And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

— 2 Kings 25:30 from the King James Bible

God is your employer. Keep it in His hands.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe. Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all. Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence. The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.

— Citation 2 from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 465

Forum post — God Is In The Midst of Her by Florence

Forum post — Sense to Soul by Chardelle

Let error kill itself. It comes to you for life and you give it the only life it has-in belief.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 215

The Hebrew Lawgiver, slow of speech, despaired of making the people understand what should be revealed to him. When, led by wisdom to cast down his rod, he saw it become a serpent, Moses fled before it; but wisdom bade him come back and handle the serpent, and then Moses’ fear departed. In this incident was seen the actuality of Science. Matter was shown to be a belief only. The serpent, evil, under wisdom’s bidding, was destroyed through understanding divine Science, and this proof was a staff upon which to lean. The illusion of Moses lost its power to alarm him, when he discovered that what he apparently saw was really but a phase of mortal belief.

It was scientifically demonstrated that leprosy was a creation of mortal mind and not a condition of matter, when Moses first put his hand into his bosom and drew it forth white as snow with the dread disease, and presently restored his hand to its natural condition by the same simple process. God had lessened Moses’ fear by this proof in divine Science, and the inward voice became to him the voice of God, which said: “It shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.” And so it was in the coming centuries, when the Science of being was demonstrated by Jesus, who showed his students the power of Mind by changing water into wine, and taught them how to handle serpents unharmed, to heal the sick and cast out evils in proof of the supremacy of Mind.

— Citation 9 from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 321 : 6-2

Establish: To settle; to fix what is wavering, doubtful, or weak; to settle permanently.

— from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

The world could not interpret aright the discomfort which Jesus inspired and the spiritual blessings which might flow from such discomfort. Science shows the cause of the shock so often produced by the truth,—namely, that this shock arises from the great distance between the individual and Truth. Like Peter, we should weep over the warning, instead of denying the truth or mocking the lifelong sacrifice which goodness makes for the destruction of evil.

— from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 53

Forum post — Albert Einstein and the Golden Text by Parthens

Forum post — “His wonders in the deep.” by Susanne

Forum post — Take One Citation and Use It Daily by Lynda from PA

Take the First Commandment for your medicine.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 233


The germ of goodness is the only germ, and this germ, in its infinity of variety, expresses God in all its ways. Malicious suggestion may call this germ a typhoid germ, a tubercular germ, a pneumonic germ, or any other kind. Just as it divides its sense of the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms into either harmless or dangerous species, so it classifies its sense of the germ kingdom into good germs and bad germs.

Did Daniel have two kinds of lions? Did Jesus have two kinds of water, one rough and the other smooth, one to be walked upon and the other to be drowned in?

There is one germ and one only. That is the germ of God, the germ of good, the germ that always works “together for good to them that love” good. Do you love this germ “with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength”? Or are you anxious to destroy it? Is this the germ that is always in heaven? It is. Because it is, it blesses you.

No hypnotic suggestion can deceive you into belief in any other germ. The one Mind, as the only Mind, is the law of total annihilation to any claim of a suppositious mind to hypnotically suggest a belief in a germ apart from the germ of God. There is no such mind.

— by Herbert W. Eustace

Final Readings

By translation, I realize that all there is to a material heart, or to the material concept of heart, is the spiritual fact which is Reality. I do not change the spiritual fact, but I translate my material concept or belief about the spiritual fact, and see and understand it as it is. I, as a translator, see in my material concept of heart, something which if lifted up into its true depict, is the substance of the spiritual fact at hand. We know “heart” is a spiritual fact, because from our textbook (585:10) we read, “Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold.” And again, “All must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.” (S&H 209:21)

— Listen while you read the article, “Scientific Translations” from Addresses by Martha Wilcox

Print this page

Share via email