He who has named the name of Christ, who has virtually accepted the divine claims of Truth and Love in divine Science, is daily departing from evil; and all the wicked endeavors of suppositional demons can never change the current of that life from steadfastly flowing on to God, its divine source. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.19:11)
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)
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)
Pray for the prosperity of our country, and for her victory under arms; that justice, mercy, and peace continue to characterize her government, and that they shall rule all nations. Pray that the divine presence may still guide and bless our chief magistrate, those associated with his executive trust, and our national judiciary; give to our congress wisdom, and uphold our nation with the right arm of His righteousness. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Christian Science Versus Pantheism, p.14:11)
Cultivate the habit of trust by daily repeating, ‘I am led by the spirit of infinite wisdom. I consecrate my will, my judgment, my desire, and all my faculty to the direction of the all-wise One. I shall hear. I shall know. I shall do right.’ Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.116)
Watch that M.A.M. does not dull your thought to the clear Word of God. I gave so much to your class – my last class – and so little has been done with it. Why? Because sleep overcomes the thought. Students must be watchers against the ‘thief that cometh in the night’. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.196)
Each day I pray for the pacification of all national difficulties, for the brotherhood of man, for the end of idolatry and infidelity, and for the growth and establishment of Christian religion — Christ’s Christianity. I also have faith that my prayer availeth, and that He who is overturning will overturn until He whose right it is shall reign. Each day I pray: “God bless my enemies; make them Thy friends; give them to know the joy and the peace of love.” (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p.220:14-23)
Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health With Key To The Scriptures, p.442:30-32)