Wherever we are we can bring to events something worthwhile just by being there [reflecting/shining, God's goodness].... offering our talents or even perhaps just by being calm and happy; not demanding in any way. Like a ripple when a stone is thrown in a lake a good thought for someone can reach a far shore!
Whenever we need new strength, reborn energy we can know we have the Christ* working from within!
This is especially so when we put the obligations of others before our own wants.
This message runs right through the Bible.
Your happiness is as inevitable as the aroma of this Lily!
Here's a quote from Science and Health: "Mind, God, sends forth the aroma of Spirit, the atmosphere of intelligence." And it goes on to say, the result of this can rule out what the physical senses tell us.
from The Christian Science Bible Lesson
BELIEVE IN THE MOTIVE OF YOUR GAME
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Let all my thoughts and aims today be
OUR WAY AHEAD WILL BECOME CLEAR WHEN WE genuinely FEEL
bountiful and bounteous, kind, bighearted; fulsome, soft-hearted, lenient, considerate, tolerant, humane, understanding, sympathetic, liberal.
helpful, obliging, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing.
mild, humane, unstinting, compassionate, warm-hearted, tender, merciful, accommodating, aimiable, helpful, agreeable, easy-to-please, good-natured, well-disposed, friendly, well meaning, well-intentioned, good.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Needing to get out after a ‘computer day’ a friend decided to travel to an exhibition centre suggesting we meet up. I really, really wanted to support this individual getting out and about . . . but was it right for me too? I’d had my experience of open vistas, that morning!
As I prayed to see what was right, this sentence popped out of the page of an open book; it was something Mary Baker Eddy told her students.
“It is more important to know what right is than to know what is right”.
So, I told my friend this and said I’d stick with my plan to stay home and just ‘be’; and I knew my friend would be blessed too.
It seemed satisfactory all round. I didn’t feel baffled by the choice any more! I lifted the lid of the piano and mastered playing a syncopated rhythm in a passage I’d been struggling with! I saw it in it’s right perspective after I felt the strength of the base beat. I played the piece through and the treble parts slotted in perfectly; I didn’t stumble!
God keepeth me from falling
Fulfilleth all my need.
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
To drive a sailing boat forward the wind has to be held in the sail by the helmsman with one hand and gradually he lowers the keel with the other hand to provide the resistance; this connection drives it forward; stops the boat from just skidding round.
No use idly sitting on the bank resting if you have a boat, or a problem for that matter! We use the tools that are given to us to provide momentum. And like flying a kite it is effortless. The skin of the kite provides a catchment area but this has to be anchored in order to harness the power… You have to feel the connection; if the connection becomes lax, its free-will just takes over, and it goes willy nilly, falls and crashes.
We need to take up our connection, to the Principle of all things, for our lives to make progress. This is the best freedom we can have. Freedom from self destructive selfishness and will power [see this week’s Quarterly Bible Lesson] and it can be found by taking up our search for the Kingdom of Heaven and putting
“. . . C.B. Morlock, a war correspondent during World War II, chronicled this amazing incident: “Sixty German aircraft strafed more than four hundred men who were pinned down on the sandy Dunkirk beaches without the benefit of any place to take cover. Although the men were repeatedly attacked by machine guns and bombed by enemy aircraft, not one single man was hit. Every man in that group left the beach without a scratch.”
What brought about such amazing protection? Morlock said he’d been personally told by Navy men who picked up those particular survivors from Dunkirk, that the men had shouted Psalm 91 [He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty] at the top of their lungs!"
There is nothing outside of God that could encroach upon Him. If there were any element of discord in infinite Being, Life would ultimately spend itself. To be eternal, Life must be without any element of friction.
See the full article from the Christian Science Sentinel, Undisturbed by Milton Simon
Fly into the buffets of life like a seagull held up by natural currents… to find a new view.
FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE AND JOY
"I have often had a desire to make public what Christian Science has done for me, but I never could tell of all my blessings, they are so many. From childhood I was always sick, never knew one hour of rest, and was under the doctor’s care most of the time. I was living in the East at that time, and was advised to try change of climate, which I did. I came West with my family in the spring of the year, but instead of growing better I grew steadily worse, until at last I was obliged to keep my bed for nearly three years, — a great sufferer. My ailments were, it seemed, all that flesh is heir to, and were called incurable by the doctors; viz., Bright’s disease, and many others, — in the last stages. My case was known among physicians, many of whom were prominent specialists, as a most extreme one. Many, upon looking at me, would turn away with a wise shake of the head and say, “What keeps her alive?” My physicians, who were exceedingly kind and did all that lay within their power for me, gave me up and the death sentence was pronounced on me by all who attended me.
It was then I realized that “man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” The “little book” was handed me at this hour of great need. I read it, not thinking it would heal me, but, like a drowning man, I grasped at it. I read it, read it again, and soon found myself growing stronger; then I kept on reading and was perfectly healed of all the supposedly incurable diseases. — L. B., Austin, Minn."
Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy page 633.
Angels. God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.
Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, page 581:4
PERFECTION UNDERLIES REALITY
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighted in his way. Psalm 37:23
"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." Matt 6:22
This photo is a good example of only being able to focus on one thing at a time and read more for how Science and Health explains more about what Jesus said about healing yourself.