Daily Watch for the week of January 22nd – January 29th, 2017
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
145 — WATCH lest the evidence of error that confronts you, lead you to believe that the battle-ground of Christian Science, on which we win our victories, is ever in any place but your own thinking. We are not trying to change the world’s condition, but our sense of the world’s condition. We are not trying to correct or perfect mankind, so that they may be fit to take their places in our kingdom of heaven. We are endeavoring to rend the veil in our own thinking, that would cause us to believe that they are not perfect now, or not in the kingdom of heaven now.
Mrs. Eddy once wrote, “Error is nothing but erroneous thought, and we must never give in to it, or go down before it.” Also she said, “Error is non-scientific thinking and scientific or true thinking is all that is needed to destroy it.”
Scientific treatment of the sick opens the door so that the patient is governed by divine Mind, rather than the human mind; but when we believe that we argue to change the patient’s thought about himself, we are liable to forget God’s part in the operation, and thus descend to mind cure, which is little more than attempted mental manipulation.
When you try to heal your patient, as if he were something apart from you, you are working with effect rather than with cause. You are trying to focus the moving picture by attempting to change something on the screen. You must go to the cause of the trouble, which is in the projector, and correct it there.
To The Watchers
from Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, as given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49
“Hear, O Israel, for the Lord, our God, is one God.”
You are not to come in your own name to pray.
You are not to control any mind.
You are to come only in the divine strength, and know that God will rule and does, and that hypnotism and evil minds cannot, and do not, control men or governments.
All power is God, good.
This is my only formula to Christian Scientists for prayer, and God will give you faith that will remove mountains.