Sunday, March 17th, 2019 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

May our Father-Mother God, who in times past hath spread for us a table in the wilderness and “in the midst of our enemies,” establish us in the most holy faith, plant our feet firmly on Truth, the rock of Christ, the “substance of things hoped for” — and fill us with the life and understanding of God, and good will towards men.

— “Prayer for Country and Church” in Christian Science versus Pantheism by Mary Baker Eddy, page 15

We, to-day, in this classroom, are enough to convert the world if we are of one Mind; for then the whole world will feel the influence of this Mind; as when the earth was without form, and Mind spake and form appeared.

—from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 279: 27-2

Discussion points

396 — WATCH that you realize each day that mortal man can never be depended upon. Could you depend on a puppet or marionette, every movement of which is controlled by the whim of the operator? Mortal man is a puppet, with a mind that is human in belief, and that is controlled by the consolidation of universal thought. His consciousness is subject at all times to being invaded, changed, and influenced mesmerically without his knowledge or consent. His desires may be inflamed or quenched, his impulses altered or reversed, his conclusions shaped unconsciously, and prejudices, envy and hatred may be induced in him. All the while he nurtures such suggestions as his own.

His whole effort is to sell himself, not God, and yet his most intimate thoughts and desires cannot be depended on, until he has learned through Christian Science how to protect his thinking, and to relinquish the human mind for the divine.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text —“Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.” — Psalm 85 : 12

Forum post — “I am the substance of all” by Mary Beth Singleterry from NJ

RESPONSIVE READING: Psalm 19 : 1, 7-10, 14

1.     The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

7.     The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8.     The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9.     The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10.     More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

14.     Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

— Matthew 6 : 33 from citation 4 in the Bible portion of this week’s lesson

Hebrews 13:5-6

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

“Charity and Invalids” in Miscellany By Mary Baker Eddy

“Finance” in Collected Writings by Bicknell Young

“Supply” in AddressesBy Martha Wilcox

Love is all powerful.
Love is all seeing.
Love is ever present.
Thy kingdom has come.
Thy will is done here on earth as it is in heaven, and earth is heaven.

(Mrs. Eddy told her students to put this prayer in their pocketbook, and, if they did, they would never want.)

— from “Prayers” in Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 60

“If We Say I Want” in Collected Writings by Bicknell Young

Final Readings

Forum post — God’s Revenue (Proverbs 8:19) & “The Touch of the Master’s Hand” by Parthens

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