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Now how should we watch? A guard who was watching on the side of the Union soldiers in time of the war, was walking up and down while on duty, when he suddenly felt the approach of the enemy – danger; so he began to sing, ‘Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly,’ etc., and the verse that did the work was, ‘Other refuge have I none, Hangs my helpless soul on thee,’ etc.; he gave up to God. He afterward talked with the man who said he approached with his gun to his shoulder to shoot the guard, and he said his arm fell and the rifle with it; he could not shoot. That was watching; we must feel the danger and lift our thought to God; He will save us.   Mary Baker Eddy  (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divnity and General Collectanea, p.12-13

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September 25 and 26, 1903. You must watch, as Jesus said, if you would not have the house broken open; you think you are watching, but are you when the house is broken open? What would be thought of a watchman who let the place watched be burglarized? Would he be the right kind of a watchman? That is just why I named our paper, Sentinel and on it, ‘Watch.’   Mary Baker Eddy   (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.12)

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We must talk more closely with God, bring Him nearer to us, more like the old style of praying.  We must feel and know that God is what we live in, like the atmosphere or the sunlight.  It is all about us.  We must rest more in God.  When we have a patient, do as well as we can, and let God do the healing.  If your children need treatment, do not sit up all night and treat, but treat yourself, and go to bed and to sleep.   Mary Baker Eddy   (Carpenter, Gilbert, Jr., 500 Watching Points, #268)

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Students may dwarf, or destroy for the present, their position in scientific healing through error, with falsehood, dishonesty, or sensuality; in which case their demonstration advances no higher, and their practice, if they have one, become mesmerism and no longer science. Such students can never reinstate themselves aright except through repentance, reformation and restitution.   (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.370)

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Animal magnetism is the unification of mental falsities manifested by humanity as the belief of mind, selfhood in matter. Fear is faith in evil. Courage is faith in good. Doubt is trust in evil. Confidence rightly directed is reliance, is trust in God, good. God is the only cause. Spirit is the only substance. Love is the only force. Harmony is the only law. Now is the only time. here is no discordant past; no clouded present; no dreaded future. All the past there is to us is our present consciousness of it. Accordingly, if we can get our present consciousness right, we shall realize our freedom.   Mary Baker Eddy  (Oakes, Richard, Essays and Bible Lessons, (Red Book), p.69-70)

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September 15, 1903. The weather expresses our concept of it, and can be handled the same as any claim, if you do not hold it as something apart from you, governed by some other power or almanac, etc. God governs all; this is the way Jesus stilled the tempest. There is no person and no persons that have any control over us; that belief is an illusion; God is All; we must prove this. We learn through suffering as the Scripture reads, ‘Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’ ‘Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth’ (Hebrews 12: 6). Am not I an example?  Mary Baker Eddy   (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.12)

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  The length of time in which to treat the sick depends solely on the periods of their waking from the dream of material sense.  You can heal them with one treatment if that one wakens them, breaks the dream; and you must treat them until it is broken and then stop.   Mary Baker Eddy   (Carpenter, Gilbert, Jr., 500 Watching Points, #268)

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If doctors knew one half the harm done by medical books they would abandon works on disease, and never speak again of sickness to their patients. Thinking of disease and pointing out its character makes it liable to appear on the body; such conversations or ruminations should be repugnant as obscene thoughts or words.  (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.431)