Friday, October 19, 2018

A Christian Science Healing

For my readers unacquainted with the teachings of Christian Science and the proven fact that it heals, following is an account of health restored from reading and pondering Mary Baker Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures".  ("Miscellaneous Writings")

"I was sick six years, tried many physicians and remedies, but received no lasting benefit from any of them, and  concluded I must remain sick the rest of my life.  In this condition, I purchased the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures", read it, was deeply interested, and noticed that my health began to improve; and the more I read the book, the better I became in health. This I can say truly: it did more for my health than all the physicians and remedies that I had ever tried."

Dr. S. G. Todd, Newburyport, Massachusetts

More next month on how Christian Science heals.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Christly Love -- Essential

We who follow Christ,

Who reverence the Name

Can't afford the shame

Of feeling unloving

Toward our fellowman.

I hope this traveler

Is learning when

Loving starts to slip,

It's more than a blip,

On the divine screen.

It's deadly serious

And needs to be

Corrected quickly.

Those times I haven't

Done this I regret.

                 And yet

There is always another day

When we can get ourselves

Safely back in the Way.

The worse thing about not loving

Is blatant disobedience to God,

Not that He ever stops loving us.

But our Father Who is all Love

Is not going to follow us

Out the door while we

Indulge in a little hate!

Do we want to lose the

Look of approval on His face?

As to Christly love being essential --

Our great Master puts it clearly:

"A new commanndment I give you,

That ye love one another,

As I have loved you.

That ye love one another."


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Living on the Light

It has been said that poets

Live on the light of nature.

Well, those who write poems

To extol God's dear Son

Have to have that Light divine

          (At least I do).

Having a small part in

Enlightening a world so dark,

             Is no lark.

For me, it take ever greater

Staying close to God

Relying on the one Author

To hear what to write.

Relying on His inspiration --

       Not my own.

I thank God

I can't do it alone.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Our Oneness with God

        Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is filled with uplifting, healing statements.  Among them is this:  "Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage." 

        Many students of Christian Science have found this truth of our oneness with God to be of immense help in their daily lives.  A friend of ours from Australia shared with me something his Sunday School teacher told them, something that brought him through many challenges.  Especially harrowing escapes when he was serving in the military in a jungle.  The teacher said, "You and God are not two, but one.  And that one is God."  Our friend never forgot this, and not only this thought of being one with God was the difference in a life and death situation  -- "a close run thing" he told us -- but he was completely and permanently healed from the malaria he had contracted.  He and the Christian Science practitioner he turned to for metaphysical help proved what an understanding of man's inseparability from his Maker can do for a person, in health problems as well as in all else that one encounters in life.