FROM LETTER TO JAMES NEAL – JAN 1897 – Pray daily, never miss praying, no matter how often: “Lead me not into temptation,” – scientifically rendered, – Lead me not to lose sight of strict purity, clean pure thoughts; let all my thoughts and aims be high, unselfish, charitable, meek, spiritually minded. With this altitude of thought your mind is losing materiality and gaining spirituality and is the state of mind that heals the sick. Mary Baker Eddy (Peel, Robert, MBE: Years of Authority, p.101)
What did Moses need to do before God could call him? Ex 3:4
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Midst the falling leaves of old-time faiths, above the frozen crust of creed and dogma, the divine Mind-force, filling all space and having all power, upheaves the earth. In sacred solitude divine Science evolved nature as thought, and thought as things. This supreme potential Principle reigns in the realm of the real, and is “God with us,” the I AM. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 331:22-28)
Is identity ever lost? 302:3-9
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When the white-winged dove feeds her callow brood, nestles them under her wings, and, in tones tremulous with tenderness, calls them to her breast, do mortals remember their cradle hymns, and thank God for those redemptive words from a mother’s lips which taught them the Lord’s Prayer?
O gentle presence, peace and joy and power; O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour; Thou Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight! Keep Thou my child on upward wing to-night.
ARGUMENT – It is a shield to mentally remind yourself daily that God is the only Law-Maker for man, morally, spiritually and physically. Mary Baker Eddy
(Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.31)
What did Jacob experience at Peniel? Gen 32:24-28, 30
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When downtrodden like the grass, did it make them humble, loving, obedient, full of good odor, and cause them to wait patiently on God for man’s rich heritage, — “dominion over all the earth”? Thus abiding in Truth, the warmth and sunlight of prayer and praise and understanding will ripen the fruits of Spirit, and goodness will have its springtide of freedom and greatness. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 330:4-11)