We cannot boast ourselves of to-morrow; sufficient unto each day is the duty thereof. (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p.161:22-23)
Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years. Those sacred words of our beloved Master, “Let the dead bury their dead,” and “Follow thou me,” appeal to daily Christian endeavors for the living whereby to exemplify our risen Lord. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Manual, p.60:15-21)
Mrs. Eddy once declared, “I must know that the definition of man in Science and Health applies to me. I am that spiritual man; I am God’s image and likeness, reflecting a full, perfect image of Life, Mind, action, etc., not under material laws or limitations.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, 500 Watching Points, #143)
Every day pray to divine Love for more love and make this your rule to watch that you do not lose the true sense of the author of the book that is your guide. And in order to be safe adopt my rule, viz. to do unto others just as you would have them do by you. This is a golden rule a perfect guide and it is the great secret of my success and of what I have endured from those that do not understand C[hristan] S[cience]. Mary Baker Eddy (MBE Library, In My True Light And Life, p.404)
You will have this to meet some time. Now is the time and best time to meet it. Evil has no power. Because Truth has power to do good, a lie, its opposite has no power to do evil. If one has power the other has not. Now rouse yourself to prove this. Mary Baker Eddy (MBE Library, Advice to Healers, Vol.1, p.33)
When night comes on over the city the students of Christian Science light their lamps to banish the darkness. It is because of the gloom that they light their lamps. So you are lighting your lamps of Truth to banish the darkness of error. You are not appalled by darkness, it is only a prophesy that you can replace the darkness with your light. Then let this be your comfort not that you are shrouded with gloom but that you have the light with which to overcome the darkness. Mary Baker Eddy (MBE Library, Advice To Healers, Vol. 3, p.139)
WATCH – A lie is powerless, it has no effect whatever. A lie does not harm Mrs. Eddy, she does not feel it. It has no power; it has no effect; it is nothing whatever.
The Truth is power, is Life; it has in itself all power, all good, all happiness, all blessing. The truth is that Mrs. Eddy is not sick; she is not old, nor weak, nor feeble. She is strong, she is in perfect health and it does her good to walk and to go over rough roads. She is stronger for it; she is healthier for it; she is better for it; better for overcoming a lie, and knowing the truth, and the truth does make her free. It makes her healthy and happy. It takes away all fear and gives her peace, health and life everlasting.
TO BE REPEATED THREE TIMES EACH DAY
Mary Baker Eddy (MBE Library, Advice To Healers, Vol. 3, p.138)
My dear Household: —
Tattling is always induced by mesmerism and it shall not go on in this house. Whatever you hear that is likely to cause a quarrel, you tell it to Mr. Dickey and tell it to no one else or I will dismiss you from my employ. The following are the rules that shall govern my whole household:
1. No tattling, telling something about another member of the household or one of my employees.
2. Take up yourself everyday for animal magnetism, that it cannot make you break this rule.
3. Leave me utterly out of your thoughts, except when you have something to do for me. Occupy your thought with Truth and Love, and demand of yourself to have no other mind but God, the divine Mind, and this will govern you aright and then you will love one another. Mary Baker Eddy (MBE Library, Advice To Healers, Vol. 3, p.132)