Daily Watch for the week of October 13th – October 20th, 2019
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
60 — WATCH lest the salt lose its savor, or that you endeavor either to express humanity without having established the basis, or divinity, of which the humanity is the outward expression, or try to be absolute, without any application to the human need. Science and Health says, “The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.” Divine Science is expressed in Christian Science.
If the humanity, or salt, comes to occupy first place in your thought, you may drop the divinity, and become all salt. If you seek divinity without expressing it in humanity, the salt loses its savor.
The effect of divinity applied to humanity is to give life a flavor as it heals and blesses man.
When one fails to express divinity in humanity, in loving helpfulness, compassion, unselfishness and self-sacrifice for others, the salt loses its savor since the salt savors life only so long as it is the right expression of divinity.
The so-called absolute Scientist, if he saw a man getting soaking wet in the rain, would declare, “Never mind; above the clouds the sun is shining.” The student seeking to express humanity would hand the man an umbrella to use until the storm was over. Then he would be ready for the absolute teaching which would show him that even while it was raining, and there were dark clouds, the sun was not affected by them, but continued to shine.
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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.