WATCH – Take time each day to say: What is the most powerful thing in the world? It is God saying, “I Am” in His own creation. Mary Baker Eddy
(Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.63)
VOICES OF SPRING – 8
With each returning year, higher joys, holier aims, a purer peace and diviner energy, should freshen the fragrance of being. Nature’s first and last lessons teach man to be kind, and even pride should sanction what our natures need. Popularity, — what is it? A mere mendicant that boasts and begs, and God denies charity. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 330:21-27)
My work is in Mind – it comes from God – it cannot be intercepted nor diverted into other paths, being governed by divine Principle. It is progressive, prosperous, satisfactory, joyous, continuous. It reaches from pole to pole, from ocean to ocean, perfect, infinite, going on all the time, for the glory of God. Perfect idea is already located, with absolute satisfaction in Mind. In this perfect place in Mind, I am able to support myself, have all the recreation and companionship needed. In the perfect place of Mind is complete satisfaction. I live in the affluence of Spirit and am one with the inexhaustible, unobstructed, omnipresent source of income, and infinite as is the source, so infinite is the supply. It is the Spirit that profiteth. I am the ceaseless intake of God’s eternal giving.
You, false claim of malicious mind, whatever or wherever you are, you cannot mesmerize me, or hypnotize me to think I haven’t understanding to meet any claim that comes to me. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80-81)
VOICES OF SPRING – 7
The alders bend over the streams to shake out their tresses in the water-mirrors; let mortals bow before the creator, and, looking through Love’s transparency, behold man in God’s own image and likeness, arranging in the beauty of holiness each budding thought. It is good to talk with our past hours, and learn what report they bear, and how they might have reported more spiritual growth. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 330:14-21)
ARGUMENT – Sensuality has no power over you, for you are not conscious of the lusts of the flesh, but you are the pure conception of divine Truth and Love and co-eternal with your Father-Mother God. Your every thought and action are love, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, beauty, holiness, joy and peace; that peace which passeth all human understanding. In God we live, move, and have being; therefore we are in Life, health, strength, and forever. To be conscious of this is to be in the presence of God – with the Father who is Life, Truth, and Love. Amen. We are the children of the King; why should we mourn? Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80)
VOICES OF SPRING – 6
And man, more friendly, should call his race as gently to the springtide of Christ’s dear love. St. Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” And why not, since man’s possibilities are infinite, bliss is eternal, and the consciousness thereof is here and now? (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 330:9-13)
VOICES OF SPRING – 5
What is the anthem of human life?
Has love ceased to moan over the new-made grave, and, looking upward, does it patiently pray for the perpetual springtide wherein no arrow wounds the dove? Human hope and faith should join in nature’s grand harmony, and, if on minor key, make music in the heart. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Misc Writ 330:3-8)
ARGUMENT – Belief is not reflection. You are not weak or easily led astray. You cannot desire to rule or lead others. You are not rebellious or obstinate. You have no human will. God’s will is all and you are its reflection. Therefore you will only do right, for you reflect and inherit divine wisdom and understanding. You are spiritual and Spirit knows all things. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.80)