Sunday November 1st, 2020 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

The government of divine Love is supreme. Love rules the universe, and its edict hath gone forth: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” and “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Let us have the molecule of faith that removes mountains, — faith armed with the understanding of Love, as in divine Science, where right reigneth.

Let the voice of Truth and Love be heard above the dire din of mortal nothingness, and the majestic march of Christian Science go on ad infinitum, praising God, doing the works of primitive Christianity, and enlightening the world.

God is Father, infinite, and this great truth, when understood in its divine metaphysics, will establish the brotherhood of man, end wars, and demonstrate “on earth peace, good will toward men.”

— from Miscellany by Mary Baker Eddy, pages 278: 7-12, 245: 16-21, and 279: 16-19,

Discussion points

490 — WATCH that you realize that Mrs. Eddy’s love and pity for her enemies was her Science, as well as her Christianity. The only way our enemies can be handled scientifically, is when we love and pity them. She once wrote, “To forgive your enemies is equivalent to having no enemies.”

Jesus was able to meet the hatred of his enemies through his love and pity, as shown in his words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

Only as we impersonalize error can we be sure that we do not hurt the oil and the wine. If we were living in the old Roman days and trying to destroy a ship full of our enemies, one that was being rowed by galley slaves who were our own countrymen who had been captured, we would be careful to kill only the enemy, and not to harm our friends. We always hurt the oil and the wine when we condemn individuals, hate them or attach error to them. You cannot meet error scientifically until you love and pity the channel through which error seems to come.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text — “Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.” — I Chronicles 16 : 23

SALVATION. Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.

— from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 593

Salvation: deliverance from danger or difficulty; liberation from ignorance or illusion; preservation from destruction or failure.

— from 1828 Webster’s Dictionary

Teaching Testimony — “Overcoming Temptaion” by Florence Roberts

Forum post — “Going With the Flow” by Parthens

Article — Don’t Forget to Anoint the Shield! Author Unknown

Book — Essays and Other Footprints, the Red Book Compiled by Richard F. Oakes

Forum post — “And They Turned From Their Evil Way.” by Karen from CA

Forum post — “Jonah at Once Changes Course.” by Susan from MA

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

— John Adams

Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 243

Annihilation: The state or fact of being completely destroyed or obliterated.

— from 1828 Webster’s Dictionary

The Latin motto is “E pluribus unum” and it means Out of Many, One.

— Sermons and Articles, by Doris White Evans, page 70

The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

— from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 105

Forum post — “Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God.(Psalm 51:14)” by Ann from England

Final Readings

Article post — “The Covenant” by Nathaniel Dickey (Introduction by Mary Beth Singleterry)

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