Sunday, May 12th, 2019 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Divine presence, breathe Thou Thy blessing on every heart in this house. Speak out, O soul! This is the new-born of Spirit, this is His redeemed; this, His beloved. May the kingdom of God within you,—with you alway,—reascending, bear you outward, upward, heavenward.

— from “Dedicatory Sermon” Pulpit and Press by Mary Baker Eddy, page 10

We, to-day, in this class-room, 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

279 — WATCH lest you claim immunity from error, while you still retain a sense of its reality in another. Casting a sense of sin upon another exposes the sin within yourself. Mrs. Eddy once said, “ou will be condemned until you refuse to see condemnation.”

Also on page 131 of Miscellaneous Writings we read, “Whoever challenges the errors of others and cherishes his own, can neither help himself nor others.”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text — The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.” — Psalm 34 : 22

Article — “Death Overcome” from Collected Writings by Bicknell Young

Forum post — Lesson of the Divine Mind vs. the Human Mind by Susanne from VT

“Treatment for Pain

“When mesmerized by pain, turn and say: “I know what you are. This is not pain or a belief of pain. It is a belief of mind in matter; a lie of belief without a believer, nothingness claiming to be something. I am not afraid. I am spiritual, and so immune.”

— from Teaching and Addresses by Edward kimball

“Audio Recording from — “Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice” Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy

Forum post — Eating the wrong fruit by Jeremy from NJ

Forum — Go in peace by Lynda from PA

“…man…will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free.” (S&H 171:8)

I’ve always loved this quote about man, and have often used it to describe others and myself, and this morning this treatment came to me: I am unfallen — never fell from God’s love or out of grace; never fell in anyone’s estimation; never took a fall. I am upright — I have a backbone that stands for Truth, moral rectitude, never bending to an unprincipled demand. I am pure — my motives are pure and unselfish, my only desire is to serve God and practice Christian Science to the best of my ability. I am free — free from guilt, from resentment, from false responsibility, from any burden evil can lay upon me.

— by Joanne from FL

Forum post — “I Have Redeemed Thee” by Parthens

God is our Father and our Mother, our Minister and the great Physician: He is man’s only real relative on earth and in heaven. David sang, ‘Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.’

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 151

Article — “A Lesson of Love” From Golden Memories by Clara Shannon, CSD

Final Readings

Oh, may this hour be prolific, and at this time and in every heart may there come this benediction: Thou hast no longer to appeal to human strength, to strive with agony; I word of truth.” Divine Love has strengthened the hand and encouraged the heart of every member of this large church. Oh, may these rich blessings continue and be increased! Divine Love hath opened the gate Beautiful to us, where we may see God and live, see good in good, — God all, one, — one Mind and that divine; where we may love our neighbor as ourselves, and bless our enemies. Divine Love will also rebuke and destroy disease, and destroy the belief of life in matter. It will waken the dreamer — the sinner, dreaming of pleasure in sin; the sick, dreaming of suffering matter; the slothful, satisfied to sleep and dream.

Divine Love is our only physician, and never loses a case. It binds up the broken-hearted; heals the poor body, whose whole head is sick and whose whole heart is faint; comforts such as mourn, wipes away the unavailing, tired tear, brings back the wanderer to the Father’s house in which are many mansions, many welcomes, many pardons for the penitent. Ofttimes I think of this in the great light of the present, the might and light of the present fulfilment. So shall all earth’s children at last come to acknowledge God, and be one; inhabit His holy hill, the God-crowned summit of divine Science; the church militant rise to the church triumphant, and Zion be glorified.

— from Miscellany, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 132

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