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"… be present in your thoughts."

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Announcements Forums Adam and Fallen Man – November 10th, 2019 "… be present in your thoughts."

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    “Let the perfect model be present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized opposite. This spiritualization of thought lets in the light, and brings the divine Mind, Life not death, into your consciousness.” By Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, page 407

    “Demoralize: To corrupt or undermine the morals of; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt in morals.

    Corrupt: To change from a sound to a putrid state; to change from good to bad. To waste. To defile or pollute. To entice from good and allure to evil. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void.’ Websters 1828 Dictionary

    This citation stood out to me this week because of our instruction during the Roundtable on November 3rd about obedience to God in our thought and being non-resistant. Part of this rebellious attitude insists on the negative instead of keeping Truth active in thinking. This negative thinking was described as “trains of thought” that are “hard to turn around” when indulged in, such as fear, self condemnation, worry, resentment, etc. Looking up the above definitions hit home.

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    “Mrs. Eddy once said, ’Error says we are sick or discouraged; we don’t say it. It is error talking about itself. If we admit it, we have accepted a lie.‛ … ‘I must know that the definition of man in Science and Health applies to me. I am that spiritual man; I am God’s image and likeness, reflecting a full, perfect image of Life, Mind, action, etc., not under material laws or limitations.‛” from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter, Watch 143

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