Sunday September 27th, 2020 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

There is but one power in the universe, and that is God. Good is omnipotent. Apparent evils are not entities or things of themselves; they are simply an apparent absence of good, just as darkness is an apparent absence of light. But God, our good, is omnipresent, therefore, the apparent absence of good-evil-is unreal; it is only an appearance of evil. There is no reality, life nor intelligence in matter for the ‘things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal’.p 264-65.

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

Discussion points

216 — WATCH lest you believe that the process of spiritual healing is something you learn, as a child learns to play the piano, rather than being something you develop as you learn, namely, spiritual sense. The boy may learn technique mechanically, but his musical sense is developed only by experience.

True healing results from the Mind that was in Christ Jesus being reflected through spiritual sense, rather than from the effect of what one has learned of Christian Science being declared, and in this way reaching the patient. Once Mrs. Eddy said to Lady Victoria Murray in an interview, “The argument used in healing is simply tuningup. If your violin is in tune, it is unnecessary to tune it up. Keep your violin in tune. There is no disease. If I dream there is a table in place of that chair, that is only a belief. The patient believes it, he does not feel it. God is All and God is infinite, precludes all else. Keep your violin in tune.” There are some corrections that need to be made in this watch. The word ‘interview’ and ‘tuning up’. There are also some words in the original that are italized but not here.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Golden Text — “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” — John 1 : 1, 3

Forum post — “Choose good as the reality!” by Lynda from NJ

Forum post — “Rising With The Light.” by Parthens

Article — If We Say, “I Want” by Bicknell Young

Article — A Treatment for Every Day by Mary Baker Eddy

Article — What We Eat From the February 1884 Christian Science Journal
by E. J. S.

Every pure thought falling silently and gently into human consciousness does its part in cleansing the whole world, just as every falling snowflake does its silent share in transforming the noisomeness of the grimy earth into a soft white blanket of purity. We must remember that the smallest truth is mightier than the greatest lie the world has ever known.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 233

Forum post — “Ghosts are not realities.” by Betty from CA

Forum post — “Wait on the Lord.” by Joanne from FL

Final Readings

The Healing Work of Mary Baker Eddy

“Blind Child Healed” — Reminiscence by Joyce Ann Petit

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