I can’t make God govern His own idea, any more than I can prevent Him or anyone else can prevent Him from doing it. Mary Baker Eddy, (Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, p.74)
July 12, 1903. When we detect error as unreal, and God as All, we will be immortal. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course in Divinity and General Collectanea, p.8)
Mortal mind cannot send me a belief that I cannot heal through Mind; cannot make me believe there is any law, or so-called law, of mental malpractice that I cannot break and annul. Sin cannot hold a patient; there is no man to treat. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, GIlbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.123)
WATCH lest you deny error without the opposite truth in thought when you do it. Mrs. Eddy once said, “Don’t deny person and material mechanism without holding the real in thought.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, GIlbert, Jr, 500 Watching Points, #281)
July 8, 1903. ‘Peace be still. PEACE I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; you are in the arms of Love which shields you from everything.’ These words must be accompanied by the spirit of them.
This was to show how to handle a case when many minds were at work on a case; which would be like wild beasts fighting, locking horns. The realization of peace is needed at such times; will unlock the horns; will stop the discord. The higher one senses harmony, the more sensitive he is to discord; the same in music. ‘The greatest wrong is but the supposititious opposite of the highest right.’ S. & H. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.8)
I hope the cloud from Boston has not reached you. God reigns. He is showing me through it. His face is so sweet in the gloom. His love so true! I always go up in the cloud, and when it passes away, then the dear Love tells me the why and wherefore, but this is marvelous to even me; that God always takes the one we love most in the flesh wherewith to rebuke our pride and chasten our lives in the flesh, till we are above the flesh and all human designs, and safe in the place of His abiding. From a letter, Feb. 20, (1891), to Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, GIlbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.123)
[Boston Globe, November 29, 1900]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THANKS – 2
It signifies that the Science of Christianity has dawned upon human thought to appear full-orbed in millennial glory; that scientific religion and scientific therapeutics are improving the morals and increasing the longevity of mankind, are mitigating and destroying sin, disease, and death; that religion and materia medica should be no longer tyrannical and proscriptive; that divine Love, impartial and universal, as understood in divine Science, forms the coincidence of the human and divine, which fulfils the saying of our great Master, “The kingdom of God is within you;” that the atmosphere of the human mind, when cleansed of self and permeated with divine Love, will reflect this purified subjective state in clearer skies, less thunderbolts, tornadoes, and extremes of heat and cold; that agriculture, manufacture, commerce, and wealth should be governed by honesty, industry, and justice, reaching out to all classes and peoples. For these signs of the times we thank our Father-Mother God. (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church Of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 265:14-32)
[Boston Globe, November 29, 1900]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THANKS – 1
On the threshold of the twentieth century, will you please send through the Globe to the people of New England, which is the birthplace of Thanksgiving Day, a sentiment on what the last Thanksgiving Day of the nineteenth century should signify to all mankind?
Mrs. Eddy’s Response
New England’s last Thanksgiving Day of this century signifies to the minds of men the Bible better understood and Truth and Love made more practical; the First Commandment of the Decalogue more imperative, and “Love thy neighbor as thyself” more possible and pleasurable.
It signifies that love, unselfed, knocks more loudly than ever before at the heart of humanity and that it finds admittance; that revelation, spiritual voice and vision, are less subordinate to material sight and sound and more apparent to reason; that evil flourishes less, invests less in trusts, loses capital, and is bought at par value; that the Christ-spirit will cleanse the earth of human gore; that civilization, peace between nations, and the brotherhood of man should be established, and justice plead not vainly in behalf of the sacred rights of individuals, peoples, and nations. (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church Of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 264:7-265:13)