Sunday, February 9th, 2020 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Oh, may the light that is never dim so encompass you, that no night is there. May His angels hold thee in their power, and Songs of Science be heard in the intuitions of thought, till your life is in tune with the rhythm of God.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 224

Discussion points

461 — WATCH lest you accept the suggestion that there is an impersonal power apart from God operating personally, that can thwart the mighty action of good. It is such an abnormal and impossible claim — it is such an insult to God — that we should find it easy to deny and silence it. In the early days of Science this claim manifested itself in the malpractice of renegade students attempting to thwart the work of Mrs. Eddy and of her students. Later she directed her students to meet this claim impersonally, stating that the time had passed in which to handle it personally. Once she said, ”Handle the thought of reversal. You can do it. Is there a devil that can reverse God’s government? No!”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text — ““The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”” — Job 33 : 4

The design of Love is to reform the sinner.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 35

Many years ago at a Bible seminar taught by a Christian Scientist, I heard the speaker say: “The prayer that ascends up to heaven is one that has no earthly weight.” I believe he was referring to the symbolism in the Bible of smoke. (Rev 8:4 “And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.”)

The meaning I took from this is that there is often a need to let go of the false suggestions and fears that may be weighing down one’s own thought. It meant to me that to realize harmony, I needed to totally drop all my human beliefs, human reasoning and fear, and just trust God and the Truth of being.

— Excerpt from “No Earthly Weight” by Eaglet in Love is the Liberator,
January 2020 issue

Father, “What would you have me do?”

— Plainfield Roundtable

Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

— Psalm 27:11 from the King James Bible

Take the best step at the time.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Spirit: Gives you life everlasting; is your dwelling place; makes you free from the law sin and death; gives you peace and liberty; it quickeneth; is your identity.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Quicken: To make alive, revive you, cheer and refresh by new supplies of comfort.

— from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

Make sure your home and body are a dwelling place for God. Temple of the living God.

— Plainfield Roundtable

The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 225

God is your personal trainer.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Tune into station G.O.D., God.

— Plainfield Roundtable

We have a right to all God is. We are the sons and daughters of the King.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Forum post — Fellowship is with the Father by Joanne from FL

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

— II Corinthians 3 : 17 from citation 9 in the Bible portion of this week’s Lesson

Christian Science is more than a religion. It is the laws and rules of the universe.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Forum post — You Become What You Behold by Parthens

Forum post — Man is the idea of Spirit. by Florence Roberts

Forum post — Reflecting “the beatific presence”. by Susanne from VT.

Forum post — Come naturally into Spirit. by Lynda from NJ

Become as a child – happy, free, innocent.

— Plainfield Roundtable

If you fall down, get up, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again…!

— Plainfield Roundtable

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them

— Matthew 4 : 23, 24 from citation 6 in the Bible portion of this week’s Lesson

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

— Matthew 15 : 30 from citation 7 in the Bible portion of this week’s Lesson

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

— Romans 8:11 from citation 4 in the Bible portion of this week’s Lesson

Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light

— Citation 2 from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 266

How much do you listen to, live in, and are grateful for Spirit?

— Plainfield Roundtable

Final Readings

The sublimest and most effective prayer is this: “Father, give me the glory I had with Thee before the world was. Break this mesmerism that envelopes me.” Ask for the return to heaven and freedom which you had at one time, and which you will have again. Every time you voice the Truth, you are breaking this mesmerism, and stepping out into the power of endless life.

Refuse to argue anymore for sickness, lack, death, trouble, danger, pain, discouragement, weariness, etc., but for the fact that Life is God, health, strength, harmony, endurance, safety, ageless, deathless being. Pour these truths into your consciousness daily and hourly. They will heal you, develop your capacity to be a success – clarify your vision, and you will walk this earth a free man, dignified, unafraid, confident, and fearless.

— Excerpt from an address given at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair
by Peter V. Ross

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