Sunday, June 14th, 2020 Roundtable | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Sunday, June 14th, 2020 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts. Oh, may you feel this touch, — it is not the clasping of hands, nor a loved person present; it is more than this: it is a spiritual idea that lights your path! The Psalmist saith: “He shall give His angels charge over thee.” God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment. What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the “Peace, be still” to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.

— from “Angels” Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 306

Discussion points

62 — WATCH lest in making one perfect square, you believe that you are doing all that God expects of you. There are bed quilts that are made by fastening together knitted squares. After you have made one individual perfect square, or have seen yourself as God’s perfect foursquare man, you must extend this recognition to all mankind, until you see them all perfect — bound together as one great family of God’s perfect ideas. This effort alone fulfills the command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

“This effort might be called the reduplication or extension of your idea of man as God’s perfect child. When you see all of God’s children linked together in one harmonious spiritual family, this causes your consciousness to act like a spiritual comforter, which you can throw upon mortals, and with which you can heal them with the warmth of divine Love, thus lifting “their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow,” as Science and Health says.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter




Golden Text — ““Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” – Christ Jesus” — Matthew 26 : 53




If we attach error to person it will lead us into a negative state of thinking such as hate, fear, self pity, sympathy, envy, etc.

— Plainfield Roundtable




And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

— Mark 10: 18 from the King James Bible




And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

— Acts 17: 26 from the King James Bible




And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

— 2 Corinthians 6: 18 from the King James Bible




All forms of error support the false conclusions that there is more than one Life; that material history is as real and living as spiritual history; that mortal error is as conclusively mental as immortal Truth; and that there are two separate, antagonistic entities and beings, two powers, — namely, Spirit and matter, — resulting in a third person (mortal man) who carries out the delusions of sin, sickness, and death.

— Citation 9 in this week’s Lesson from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 204




Do not dwell on the past our true history is spiritual. Our mortal past does not belong to us so don’t identify with it. Going round and round is worse than a waste of time and drags you down. The time could be better spent with our Father-Mother God.

— Plainfield Roundtable




That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

— Ecclesiastes 3: 15 from the King James Bible




In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 63




And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

— Acts 17: 26 from the King James Bible




Article — Overcoming abuse by Luanne Tucker




Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

— Matthew 5: 16 from the King James Bible




Forum post — Coming into the Light by Joanne from FL.




It is neither Science nor Truth which acts through blind belief, nor is it the human understanding of the divine healing Principle as manifested in Jesus, whose humble prayers were deep and con- scientious protests of Truth, — of man’s likeness to God and of man’s unity with Truth and Love.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 12




Animal magnestism is the voice of the accuser. Angel voices counter the tormentor.

— Plainfield Roundtable


ANGELS. God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.

— from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 581


Recognize the presence of angels.

— Plainfield Roundtable




Song — Transfiguration preformed by Faith, Jared, and Bruce.




Article — Pond and Purpose Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy




Click here to listen while you read — 91st Psalm read by Bruce




This human world may be defined as the repository for all human thinking. Through it we perceive the thinking that otherwise would be hidden, and the effects of such erroneous thinking accumulate, so that the task of disposing of it becomes greater and greater, as it is left to itself. In Noah’s time, the flood was typical of the action of divine Mind as it entered this mortal dream, to purify it of the accumulation of false thinking. Men and women perish In this purification merely because they could not make the separation between evil and the man expressing evil. A scientific purification destroys evil and leaves man unharmed. Purifying times must come, but, as the Bible admonishes, they should not hurt the oil or the wine. The flood, therefore, would have been less destructive, had it resulted from more scientific work.

— from Mary Baker Eddy, Her Spiritual Precepts by Gilbert Carpenter




It is the peace of God that is needed in our treat­ment — the “Peace be still” that does the work. We must not fight. The work of Christian Science is not a fight of beasts, of the human mind or will; it is the omnipotent Good that is never vanquished.

— from Teaching and Addresses by Edward kimball, page 116




Final Readings

Angels

Angels are as real as any other part of God’s creation.

It is remarkable how often divine ideas and divine experiences appear in our human consciousness as angels – and how often we are unaware of them as being angels. In the general sense we think of angels as disconnected from God and as external to our consciousness. But in truth or fact angels are divine Mind’s powerful impressions of good appearing in the human consciousness.

These “angel visitants” come to us as a “still small voice” within us; they come as great enlightenment, as an unfoldment of truth; they come as a surprising thought or conviction, as just the right thing to say or to do. As a rule angels come suddenly, but in a timely way. They usually come as promptings or as restraining intuitions. Isaiah portrayed the appearing of angels to our mentalities when he wrote, “Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30: 21)

To those mentalities in tune with the divine Mind, these angel visitants, divine ideas, or experiences are innumerable. They are incidents of every hour and are the privileged lot of every individual.

Angel messages, divine ideas or divine experiences are invisible to human consciousness, but become externalized in ways that can be seen and understood. The angel Gabriel, representing the “might of God” came invisibly to Zacharias. The old priest’s mentality was so filled with the firm conviction that “with God all things are possible” that this truth externalized itself or was made visible to Zacharias, as his long desired son who later became John the Baptist. Zacharias whose whole heart’s desire was that he might have a son, was earnestly striving after righteousness; his right thinking was about God and man as one inseparable Being. His mentality was in oneness with divine Mind, and it was quite natural that the angel or divine idea of God’s omnipotence came as a sudden conviction that “with God all things are possible.”

God’s goodness is impartial. He does not withhold anything from us. These “angels of His presence” are something which we, in our ignorance are withholding from ourselves. Miracles do not just happen. When we change our inmost thought to accord with “The angel of His presence,” this puts into operation spiritual law, which causes the externalization of that which from the beginning has already been bestowed.

— from Addresses by Martha Wilcox, page 252




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