Daily Watch for the week of December 24th – December 31st, 2017
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
34 — WATCH that you be consistent in your handling of error, not overlooking an error in yourself, or claiming immunity from it, while you continue to hold it as real in another. In the habit of criticism, it is well to remember that that which does the criticizing is no more real or part of man than what is criticized.
When someone in a family is ill, he suffers with “feeling-sickness” in contrast to the others, who suffer with “seeing sickness.” When error appears real to you, even though it may be manifested by another, it becomes a part of your problem, which is to unsee and to make nothing of error, whenever and wherever it presents itself.
One burned-out bulb in a string of Christmas tree lights that are connected in a series, will cause them all to go out. As God’s children we are all banded together in the bonds of love. To see one of God’s little ones as a burned-out bulb, or as cut off from God, and hence under control of error, shuts off your current, and robs you of your spiritual light. This attitude constitutes malpractice on your brother. It does not help him, and it harms you.
In Matthew 5:23 we read, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; . . . first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”
To The Watchersfrom 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.