Why should we despair of a dishonest heart? 8:3-7
The moment you are pleasant with or in error, that moment you can do nothing with it. There must be authority. It is not seeking but striving that enables us to conquer. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.18)
Your sweet, tender letter at hand. May the dear Love that wounds to heal bind up the wounds and pour into your life the pure sense of having been tested by chastisement and found legitimate. Yes, you are right that the avenger of Truth stabs us through those we love most, as much as to say, ‘You have no moral authority for loving aught but God and His likeness.’ What is our remedy? It is to watch, work and pray to make first one’s self and then all others into that likeness, patient, meek, loving; then the warfare is comparatively ended and we are saved from a false selfhood. Oh, may the dear Love that knows no lack be so near that can catch the contact and are comforted. My own trials can never be spoken. They are beyond the present sense of mortals. But the one dear Love binds up my bleeding heart, and I lean on its heart till I get breath to stand before the next volley. Let us rejoice that the captain of our salvation is training us for higher service. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.276)
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – 12
It is often remarked how wonderful it is and difficult to conceive that we should have ventured on such unfamiliar grounds; and self-forgetful, go on to establish this mighty system of Metaphysical Healing or Christian Science. To have made such progress, and seen so far into the spiritual facts of being that constitute physical and mental perfection in the midst of an age so sunk in sin and sensualism. EDITOR. Mary Baker Eddy (CS Journal, Vol I. No. 6, Feb, 1884, p.2)
I am awake. I cannot be glamored.
There is no hypnotism. I can see the need and meet it, for it is God that worketh with me.
God has a plan for all His children, and it is a gracious plan. I have my place in His plan. I have my work in His plan, and malicious mental malpractice can neither hinder nor prevent me from seeing a full, complete and perfect manifestation of what God’s plan is for me here and now. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.74)
What does the Lord do for us? Ps 18:28
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – 11
The feverish, disgusting pride, of those who call themselves metaphysicians or scientists, and are such in name only, fanned by the breath of mental malpractitioners is the death’s head at the feast of Truth, and the monkey in harlequin jacket, that will stop the onward march of this life-giving science, if it be not withstood and strangled in its attempts. Mary Baker Eddy (CS Journal, Vol I. No. 6, Feb, 1884, p.2)
What is the result when spiritual sense guides man? 7:18-21