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The Advancing Disciple

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Announcements Forums Substance – March 17th, 2019 The Advancing Disciple

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    Florence
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    Mrs. Eddy clearly describes what the advancing disciple is constantly doing:

    Science and Health, p.21:9-14 If the disciple is advancing spiritually, he is striving to enter in. He constantly turns away from material sense, and looks towards the imperishable things of Spirit. If honest, he will be in earnest from the start, and gain a little each day in the right direction, till at last he finishes his course with joy. (Emphasis Added).

    We are all finding out that it is the stopping to murmur, trying to find the best human reasons to justify the claims, complaining because matter has not changed, and most important the disobeying of God’s Allness, which stalls our progress. Our striving needs examination to make sure it is in accord with the above.

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    Rae
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    Thank you for the post, Florence. I think hidden fears also tend to block progress. Things we don’t want to unmask in ourselves about ourselves or others. The more loving and patient we can be helps to heal. Love conquers all. Christ Jesus had such compassion. For me it is to make peace with where I’m at spiritually (awareness) and not try to be more than I can presently understand. To let it all unfold with a willing heart to expand and grow to mature in Christ.

    Recently I came across a CS pamphlet in which I read that Mrs. Eddy once had written that by reading Jesus’Sermon on the Mount daily, it would solve all the problems of the world, especially if everyone would do it. (not verbatim) So many powerful guidelines in those three Matthew Chapters 5-7, on how to live a joyful, loving, carefree life. I am so thankful for the recommendation as I have found myself becoming more attuned to my daily thoughts and actions as I’ve engaged in that practice the past week. The Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, the Golden Rule are beautifully summed up by the Master in that powerful Sermon.

    Thank you all for the wonderful posts this week.

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