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Society's Frown

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    Florence
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    238 : 6-9, 22-24, 31-1
    To obey the Scriptural command, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate,” is to incur society’s frown; but this frown, more than flatteries, enables one to be Christian.

    Reading this reminded me of how long it took me to make some of the needed changes in order to grow spiritually; and the delays , plus the excuses were all because of the fear of society’s frown. To think that not following what God wants is disobeying God’s command brings home the censure of such disobedience.

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    Before I came to CS I often said things like “I dont like that person or this person” and it was hard to remember that the person was fine, it was their quality of thinking or opinions I didnt like. I think by personfying evil I gave it power and it also it reduced the people down to an extremity of “good” or “bad” which enforced my belief in material living.

    In the. Lesson p.326. Mrs Eddy talks about foresaking foundations and it reminds me that people arent the problem but my thinking about them isnt always healthy. So when I read this verse I often think it isnt the people I have to leave but it is that group mesmerism which tries to dictate the strongest opinion. I thinks its this which causes the problem….

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