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Announcements Forums Christian Science – December 31st, 2017 Freely ye have received, freely give.

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    spencel
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    Today I had a chance to listen to “Judge Not” by Mary Baker Eddy which was in today’s Daily Calendar Statement email. Mrs. Eddy was writing about holding a personal sense of others. Below is an excerpt from the article that can be found on p. 290 of Miscellaneous Writings-
    “…my affections involuntarily flow out towards all. When will the world cease to judge of causes from a personal sense of things, conjectural and misapprehensive! When thought dwells in God, — and it should not, to our consciousness, dwell elsewhere, — one must benefit those who hold a place in one’s memory, whether it be friend or foe, and each share the benefit of that radiation. This individual blessedness and blessing comes not so much from individual as from universal love: it emits light because it reflects; and all who are receptive share this equally.”

    It occurred to me that the healing Jesus did such as the blind man in our lesson this week was not a special privilege he bestowed on a few chosen or preferred people. In fact often it was the outcasts that received the benefit of his healing work. It was the blind man who was receptive to the light Jesus radiated for universal good. It is wonderful to be learning how to open thought to this universal Science that is free to all who are receptive. It is not portioned out, limited, exclusive, nor does it expire become exhausted or diminish. As David says, “My cup runneth over.”

    “And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out,.. Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. …And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called…And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered,… What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.” Matthew 10

    “Truth’s immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning.” Mary Baker Eddy

    Thank you for this beautiful lesson!

    #5657
    Florence
    Participant

    “This individual blessedness and blessing comes not so much from individual as from universal love: it emits light because it reflects; and all who are receptive share this equally.”

    Thanks for this post! It is so true that to resolve to live a life of blessedness, keeps one grateful, reflecting the true joy that only comes from God. Each day I pray to be able to see correctly others I come across, to know that each has the Christ within and to follow as best as I can Christ’s example of living this universal Love.

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