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No reversal

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    JPalmer
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    5. Luke 8
    33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
    34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
    35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind:

    It occurred to me that this is a wonderful illustration of why there can be no reversal: The error has been utterly destroyed, and the man is well and “in his right mind” — what about that can be undone or reversed?

    Thank you very much for this lesson!

    #7229
    Susanne
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    I feel that I am now “in my right mind”–after having been off course in Christian Science before finding Plainfield Church! And though it may not be as dramatic as the swine going off the cliff, I feel my whole life course was shifted to set me on the right path, the “straight and narrow” path, that I had always resisted (or feared might be boring!).

    From the Interpreter’s Bible: “The Christian sits at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. This right mindedness involves an inner consistency and sanity and also an adequate and appropriate responsiveness to the full range of reality–the glad and obedient acknowledgement of truth wherever it may be found and whatever it may be.”

    I like this interpretation as it shows the importance of consistency–which is something that had kept me from making progress. I had not been willing to “sit at the feet of Jesus”, if I was unwilling to take the straight and narrow path. I feel that the pure Christian Science taught here at Plainfield truly brought me into “my right mind”–and now I love this path!

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