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    spencel
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    “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” Rev. 21

    “This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter. All who are saved must walk in this light.”
    Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy p. 577

    “Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way.” S. & H. p. 573

    The recent discussion at our Bible study on 1 Peter focused on two main concepts. All are called to be God’s elect and the importance of not giving up when suffering but to endure, stay on the course, be it slow or fast. In a recent teaching testimony it was brought that to endure we must have an “exalted purpose” beyond a focus on self. I find it can be so easy to get caught up in the suffering and focus on the negative. We were reminded at our Roundtable of many ways not to leave our thinking in the negative and the good balance of 10 affirmations to 1 denial. Also last week’s watch ended with, “Mrs. Eddy once said, ‘Never leave a treatment until consciousness is baptized in Love.’” (500 Watching Points by Carpenter) In this week’s Lesson I found the promise, “God is with men,” a comforting reminder of God’s loving presence. We, “must walk in this light” and are to “take heart.”

    We are blessed to have all these teachings that build and blend together to help us along this path.

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    chardelle
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    Thank you!. 573 : 29-2
    Take heart, dear sufferer, for this reality of being will surely appear sometime and in some way. There will be no more pain, and all tears will be wiped away. When you read this, remember Jesus’ words, “The kingdom of God is within you.” This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.
    I too have been thinking about this passage from Science and Health and the last sentence ,”This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.” is so uplifting as we work daily to do all the things mentioned in the above post. Glory be to God and thanks to Mrs. Eddy for her clear understanding!

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    Lil
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    What a great lesson. I too was struck with “the kingdom of God is within you” S&H p. 573. “God the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men” S&H p. 573 also touched my heart. God is with us everywhere, every moment. Every time I saw the title of the lesson, I would sing to myself from hymn 206, the end of the second verse, “Behold reality.”

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