VOICES OF SPRING – 4
“The voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” The snow-bird that tarried through the storm, now chirps to the breeze; the cuckoo sounds her invisible lute, calling the feathered tribe back to their summer homes. Old robin, though stricken to the heart with winter’s snow, prophesies of fair earth and sunny skies. The brooklet sings melting murmurs to merry meadows; the leaves clap their hands, and the winds make melody through dark pine groves. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 329:24-2)
VOICES OF SPRING – 3
Spring passes over mountain and meadow, waking up the world; weaving the wavy grass, nursing the timid spray, stirring the soft breeze; rippling all nature in ceaseless flow, with “breath all odor and cheek all bloom.” Whatever else droops, spring is gay: her little feet trip lightly on, turning up the daisies, paddling the watercresses, rocking the oriole’s cradle; challenging the sedentary shadows to activity, and the streams to race for the sea. Her dainty fingers put the fur cap on pussy-willow, paint in pink the petals of arbutus, and sweep in soft strains her Orphean lyre. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 329:14-24)
VOICES OF SPRING – 2
Spring is my sweetheart, whose voices are sad or glad, even as the heart may be; restoring in memory the sweet rhythm of unforgotten harmonies, or touching tenderly its tearful tones. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 329:10-13)
VOICES OF SPRING – 1
Mine is an obstinate penchant for nature in all her moods and forms, a satisfaction with whatever is hers. And what shall this be named, a weakness, or a — virtue?
In spring, nature like a thrifty housewife sets the earth in order; and between taking up the white carpets and putting down the green ones, her various apartments are dismally dirty. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 329:1-9)
The Jews thought that Christ, or Truth, was in matter when they crucified the body Jesus, and that they were at length rid of that troublesome Truth which healed the sick and cast out error, drawing multitudes to believe in it, even though they could not understand it; but because theirs was a belief instead of the understanding, while they called it of God, they interpreted it away from God, i.e., allowed its Principle in Science to remain untouched, and explained it only as what it seemed to them
But even the malignant ones whose learning scorned a reproof, and who thought they had hid Truth in a sepulchre because they had buried the matter belief there, learned to the contrary, when this same Truth could reveal itself again in Science with a body like unto the former one, which Science understood how to make, but which matter could not create.
But to the personal senses, this Science was so obscure, they would not admit that Jesus was composed of flesh and bones as before, and called him a spirit, when there are in truth no spirits but the spirits of good and evil. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Essays On Christian Science, p.48)
To Julia Field-King: Trust in God and leave evil to do its own work of self-destruction. Always overcome evil with good. Never descend to the warfare between evil and human will trying to do God’s will. But forgive all offences and love every enemy you may think you have. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.71)
The action of error is to tell you that as mortals you have no mind; it says Science and Health tells you so. To believe this is to lose your free moral agency. This evil must be met by a counteracting influence of prayer. Let Truth be heard above error and God will bless your efforts. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.277)
WATCH lest you believe that the influx of Life to man can ever be lessened, or cut off. In fact, man himself is the influx of life, Mrs. Eddy once said, “I am the ceaseless intake of God’s eternal giving.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, 500 Watching Points, #226)