Tender Mercies, Sweet Persuasions

2nd Church, Berkeley Wed., 3/12/14 Readings on “Tender Mercies, Sweet Persuasions”
SH Ps. 40:1, 3 (to 1st :), 5, 8, 10, 11
1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: 5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. 11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
SH Ps. 69:16
16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
SH Ps. 103:2, 4 2nd who
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
SH Isa. 52:7
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
SH Isa. 53:2 (to 1st :), 3 (to 1st :), 4 (to 1st :), 5 1st the
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 5 …the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
SH Isa. 40:11
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
SH John 21:12 (to 1st .), 15
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
SH John 15:7, 9
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
SH Luke 19:9, 10 1st the
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10 …the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
SH Luke 7:50
50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
SH Luke 8:48
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
SH John 8:11 1st Jesus
11 …Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
SH Eph. 4:32 1st be
32 …be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
SH 3:12-16
The Divine Being must be reflected by man, – else
man is not the image and likeness of the patient,
tender, and true, the One “altogether lovely;” but to
understand God is the work of eternity, and demands
absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.
SH 57:4-11, 23-24
Union of the masculine and feminine qualities consti-
tutes completeness. The masculine mind reaches a
higher tone through certain elements of the
feminine, while the feminine mind gains cour-
age and strength through masculine qualities. These
different elements conjoin naturally with each other, and
their true harmony is in spiritual oneness. Both sexes
should be loving, pure, tender, and strong.
Love enriches the nature, en-
larging, purifying, and elevating it.
SH 411:32-1, 4-5, 7 be
If you succeed in wholly removing the fear,
your patient is healed.
If the student silently called the disease by name, when
he argued against it, as a general rule the body
son replies more readily when his name is spoken; but
this was because the student was not perfectly attuned to
divine Science, and needed the arguments of truth for
reminders. If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear
witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific
way, and the healing is instantaneous.
SH 332:4 Father-Mother
Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which in-
dicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.
As the apostle expressed it in words which he
quoted with approbation from a classic poet:
“For we are also His offspring.
SH 362:1-12 this
IT is related in the seventh chapter of Luke’s Gospel
that Jesus was once the honored guest of a certain
Pharisee, by name Simon, though he was quite unlike
Simon the disciple. While they were at meat, an unusual
incident occurred, as if to interrupt the scene
of Oriental festivity. A “strange woman”
came in. Heedless of the fact that she was debarred from
such a place and such society, especially under the stern
rules of rabbinical law, as positively as if she were a Hin-
doo pariah intruding upon the household of a high-caste
Brahman, this woman (Mary Magdalene, as she has
since been called) approached Jesus.
SH 363:8
Did Jesus spurn the woman? Did he repel her adora-
tion? No! He regarded her compassionately. Nor was
this all. Knowing what those around him
were saying in their hearts, especially his host,
– that they were wondering why, being a prophet, the
exalted guest did not at once detect the woman’s immoral
status and bid her depart, – knowing this, Jesus rebuked
them with a short story or parable. He described two
debtors, one for a large sum and one for a smaller, who
were released from their obligations by their common
creditor. “Which of them will love him most?” was the
Master’s question to Simon the Pharisee; and Simon re-
plied, “He to whom he forgave most.” Jesus approved
the answer, and so brought home the lesson to all, follow-
ing it with that remarkable declaration to the woman,
“Thy sins are forgiven.
SH 366:30-23
If we would open their prison doors for the sick, we
must first learn to bind up the broken-hearted. If we
would heal by the Spirit, we must not hide the talent
of spiritual healing under the napkin of its form, nor
bury the morale of Christian Science in the grave-clothes
of its letter. The tender word and Christian
encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience
with his fears and the removal of them, are better than
hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed
speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so
many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame
with divine Love.
This is what is meant by seeking Truth, Christ, not
“for the loaves and fishes,” nor, like the Pharisee, with
the arrogance of rank and display of scholar-
ship, but like Mary Magdalene, from the sum-
mit of devout consecration, with the oil of gladness and
the perfume of gratitude, with tears of repentance and
with those hairs all numbered by the Father.
A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period
of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: “Ye
are the salt of the earth.” “Ye are the light
of the world. A city that is set on an hill can-
not be hid.” Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt
lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but
radiate and glow into noontide glory.
SH 507:3-6
Spirit duly
feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line
of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the father-
hood and motherhood of God.
Ps. 40:1, 3 (to :), 5, 8, 10, 11
Ps. 69:16
Ps. 103:2, 4 2nd who
Isa. 52:7
Isa. 53:2 (to :), 3 (to :), 4 (to :), 5 the
Isa. 40:11
John 21:12 (to 1st .), 15
John 15:7, 9
Luke 19:9, 10 the
Luke 7:50
Luke 8:48
John 8:11 Jesus
Eph. 4:32 be
SH 3:12-16
SH 57:4-11, 23-24
SH 411:32-1, 4-5, 7 be
SH 332:4 Father-Mother
SH 362:1-12 this
SH 366:30-23
SH 507:3-6

God is the Source of Health

Wednesday, 3/5/14 reading on “God is the source of health”, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Prov. 16:22 (to 1st :), 23, 24
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
SH Ps. 67:1 (to 2nd ;), 2
1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
SH Isa. 58:8 (to 1st ;)
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee;
SH Jer. 30:17 1st I (to 1st ;)
17 …I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD;
SH Ps. 27:1 2nd the
1 …the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
SH Luke 4:14
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
SH Luke 5:17
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
SH Luke 6:6-8, 10
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
SH Luke 6:19
19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
SH Luke 7:22 1st the
22 …the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
SH Mark 3:7 1st Jesus (to 1st :), 9, 10, 13-16
7 …Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. 13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. 14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
SH Matt. 10:7, 8
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
SH Acts 9:32-34
32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. 33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. 34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
SH Col. 1:1 (to 2nd ,), 12, 13
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
SH III John 1:2
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
SH 1:6-9
Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-im-
molation, are God’s gracious means for accomplishing
whatever has been successfully done for the Christian-
ization and health of mankind.
SH 37:22-25
port of that career! It is possible, – yea, it is the duty
and privilege of every child, man, and woman, – to follow
in some degree the example of the Master by the demon-
stration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.
SH 51:28
Jesus was unselfish. His spirituality separated him
from sensuousness, and caused the selfish materialist
to hate him; but it was this spirituality which enabled
Jesus to heal the sick, cast out evil, and raise the
SH 52:1-2 (to 1st .), 5
From early boyhood he was about his “Father’s busi-
His senses drank in
the spiritual evidence of health, holiness, and life; their
senses testified oppositely, and absorbed the material evi-
dence of sin, sickness, and death.
SH 72:30-32
Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the com-
municator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and
SH 79:5-6
Thousands of instances could be cited of health restored
by changing the patient’s thoughts regarding death.
SH 120:15 (to ;)
Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor
can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the sub-
ject of health. The Science of Mind-healing
shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind
to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. There-
fore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testi-
mony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously
existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and
thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows
false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.
SH 162:16-19
out the rules of Science in practice, the author has re-
stored health in cases of both acute and chronic disease in
their severest forms.
SH 186:5-7
Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the
understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work
determines health.
SH 194:8-9
When one’s false belief is corrected
Truth sends a report of health over the body.
SH 224:22-25
A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrat-
ing justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness
and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking
for admission.
SH 299:26-30
Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth,
health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the
sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth,
will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial
SH 371:28 2nd Mind
the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart
purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weak-
ness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an altera-
tive in the entire system, and can make it “every whit
SH 412:24-27
Realize the presence
of health and the fact of harmonious being, until the
body corresponds with the normal conditions of health
and harmony.
SH 462:25-31
The anatomy of Christian
Science teaches when and how to probe the self-in-
flicted wounds of selfishness, malice, envy, and hate. It
teaches the control of mad ambition. It unfolds the
hallowed influences of unselfishness, philanthropy, spir-
itual love. It urges the government of the body both
in health and in sickness.
SH 485:14-17
Emerge gently from matter into Spirit. Think not
to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come
naturally into Spirit through better health and
morals and as the result of spiritual growth.
SH 428:30-32
The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and
raised the dying to life and health through the under-
standing of God as the only Life.

SH 697:8-19 (to 1st .)

I had been in my sister’s home but

a few days, reading Science and Health almost con
stantly, when I asked her if I had not better have

treatment for the tumor, which had given me so much

She said to me, “You feel well, do you not?”

I assured her that I never had felt so well as I had since

reaching there.
“Well,” she said with decision, “your

tumor is gone, for God never made it,” and her statements

were true, for it has never been heard of from that day.

Since then I have been healed of chronic sore throat,

hay fever, and other troubles, and I know that Christian

Science is the truth.

SH 518:21-23 All the varied
expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality –
infinite Life, Truth, and Love.

Ps. 147:1 it (to ;), 3
Prov. 16:22 (to :), 23, 24
Ps. 67:1 (to 2nd ;), 2
Isa. 58:8 (to 1st ;)
Jer. 30:17 I (to ;)
Ps. 27:1 2nd the
Luke 4:14
Luke 5:17
Luke 6:6-8, 10
Luke 6:19
Luke 7:22 the
Mark 3:7 Jesus (to :), 9, 10, 13-16
Matt. 10:7, 8
Acts 9:32-34
Col. 1:1 (to 2nd ,), 12, 13
III John 1:2
SH 1:6-9
SH 37:22-25
SH 51:28
SH 52:1-2 (to 1st .), 5
SH 72:30-32
SH 79:5-6
SH 120:15 (to ;)
SH 162:16-19
SH 186:5-7
SH 194:8-9
SH 224:22-25
SH 299:26-30
SH 371:28 2nd Mind
SH 412:24-27
SH 462:25-31
SH 485:14-17
SH 428:30-32
SH 697:8-19 (to 1st .)
SH 518:21-23

Lifted up by Love

Lifted up by Love, Wed., 2/26/14 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley
Hymns: 322,447,226
SH Ex. 17:9-12
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
SH Job 22:12, 21, 26
12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

SH Ps. 24:9, 10 (to 1st .)
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
SH Ps. 25:1
1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
SH Ps. 28:9
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
SH Ps. 30:1
1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
SH Ps. 86:4
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
SH Ps. 147:6 (to 1st :)
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek:
SH Isa. 2:2, 4
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
SH Isa. 40:26
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
SH Matt. 4:23
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
SH Mark 1:30 1st Simon’s, 31
30 …Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
SH John 4:35
35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
SH John 12:32
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
SH John 17:1
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
SH Heb. 12:1, 12, 13
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
SH James 4:10
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
SH 60:2-3
Science inevitably lifts one’s being higher in the scale of
harmony and happiness.
SH 95:30-32
Material sense does not unfold the facts of
existence; but spiritual sense lifts human
consciousness into eternal Truth.
SH 114:23-25
Christian Science explains all cause and effect as men-
tal, not physical. It lifts the veil of mystery from Soul and
SH 259:6-11 The
divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who
threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted
their lives higher than their poor thought-models would
allow, – thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick,
sinning, and dying.
SH 400:18-19
By lifting thought above error, or disease, and con-
tending persistently for truth, you destroy error.
SH 407:10
If man is not victorious over the passions, they crush
out happiness, health, and manhood. Here Christian
Science is the sovereign panacea, giving strength to the
weakness of mortal mind, – strength from the immortal
and omnipotent Mind, – and lifting humanity above
itself into purer desires, even into spiritual power and
good-will to man.
SH 513:6-10
Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of
Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings. To
material sense, this divine universe is dim and
distant, gray in the sombre hues of twilight;
but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.
SH 520:26
tal thought drops into the ground, but the immortal creat-
ing thought is from above, not from beneath. Because
Mind makes all, there is nothing left to be made by a
lower power. Spirit acts through the Science of Mind,
never causing man to till the ground, but making him
superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above
the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious
spiritual harmony and eternal being.
SH 547:25-32
The true the-
ory of the universe, including man, is not in
material history but in spiritual development.
Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and
mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and
It is this spiritual perception of Scripture, which lifts
humanity out of disease and death and inspires faith.
SH 557:18-21
“In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.” Divine
Science rolls back the clouds of error with the light of
Truth, and lifts the curtain on man as never born and as
never dying, but as coexistent with his creator.
Num. 6:24-26
Ex. 17:9-12
Job 22:12, 21, 26
Ps. 3:3 thou
Ps. 24:9, 10 (to 1st .)
Ps. 25:1
Ps. 28:9
Ps. 30:1
Ps. 86:4
Ps. 147:6 (to :)
Isa. 2:2, 4
Isa. 40:26
Matt. 4:23
Mark 1:30 Simon’s, 31
John 4:35
John 12:32
John 17:1
Heb. 12:1, 12, 13
James 4:10
SH 60:2-3
SH 95:30-32
SH 114:23-25
SH 259:6-11 The
SH 400:18-19
SH 407:10
SH 513:6-10
SH 520:26
SH 547:25-32
SH 557:18-21

Partners of a Glorious Hope

Wednesday, 2/19 Readings on “Partners of a Glorious Hope”
Ps. 42:5
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall  yet praise him for the help of his countenance.Isa. 7:14 Behold
14 …Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
SH Isa. 9:2, 6, 7 (to 1st .)
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.

SH Matt. 18:1, 2, 4, 5, 10 (to 1st ;), 11, 12-14
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
SH Luke 12:32
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
SH Titus 2:1, 13
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
SH Ps. 42:11
11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
SH 14:12-20 (to ;)
Become conscious for a single moment that Life and
intelligence are purely spiritual, – neither in nor of
matter, – and the body will then utter no
complaints. If suffering from a belief in
sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well. Sorrow
is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spir-
itual Life, Truth, and Love. Hence the hope of the
promise Jesus bestows: “He that believeth on me,
the works that I do shall he do also;
SH 22:3
Vibrating like a pendulum between sin and the hope
of forgiveness,- selfishness and sensuality causing con-
stant retrogression,- our moral progress will
be slow. Waking to Christ’s demand, mortals
experience suffering. This causes them, even as drown-
ing men, to make vigorous efforts to save themselves; and
through Christ’s precious love these efforts are crowned
with success.
SH 45:16
Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts!
Christ hath rolled away the stone from the door of hu-
man hope and faith, and through the reve-
lation and demonstration of life in God, hath
elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual
idea of man and his divine Principle, Love.
SH 66:10-14
nates not from seed sown in the soil of material hopes,
but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher
joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each suc-
cessive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine
goodness and love.
SH 108:30
My discovery, that erring, mortal, misnamed
mind produces all the organism and action of
the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new channels,
and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that
Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in
SH 109:11-16
For three years after my discovery, I sought the solu-
tion of this problem of Mind-healing, searched the Scrip-
tures and read little else, kept aloof from so-
ciety, and devoted time and energies to dis-
covering a positive rule. The search was sweet, calm, and
buoyant with hope, not selfish nor depressing.
SH 151:31
That mortal mind claims to govern every organ of the
mortal body, we have overwhelming proof. But this so-
called mind is a myth, and must by its own consent yield
to Truth. It would wield the sceptre of a monarch, but
it is powerless. The immortal divine Mind
takes away all its supposed sovereignty, and
saves mortal mind from itself. The author has endeavored
to make this book the AEsculapius of mind as well as of
body, that it may give hope to the sick and heal them,
although they know not how the work is done. Truth
has a healing effect, even when not fully understood.
SH 531:8
It is well that the upper portions of the brain represent
the higher moral sentiments, as if hope were ever prophe-
sying thus: The human mind will sometime
rise above all material and physical sense, ex-
changing it for spiritual perception, and exchanging hu-
man concepts for the divine consciousness. Then man
will recognize his God-given dominion and being.
SH 451:14
Man walks in the
direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure
is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affec-
tions are spiritual, they come from above, not from be-
neath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.
SH 446:20-23
To understand
God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and
verifies Jesus’ word: “Lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world.
SH 420:17-19
The fact that Truth overcomes both disease
and sin reassures depressed hope. It imparts a healthy
stimulus to the body, and regulates the system.
SH 394:7-10
Knowledge that we
can accomplish the good we hope for, stimu-
lates the system to act in the direction which Mind points
SH 298:13-20
Spiritual sense, contradicting the material senses, in-
volves intuition, hope, faith, understanding, fruition, real-
ity. Material sense expresses the belief that mind is in
matter. This human belief, alternating between a sense
of pleasure and pain, hope and fear, life and death, never
reaches beyond the boundary of the mortal or the unreal.
When the real is attained, which is announced by Science,
joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat.
SH 298:4-7
As a cloud hides the sun it
cannot extinguish, so false belief silences for a while the
voice of immutable harmony, but false belief cannot de-
stroy Science armed with faith, hope, and fruition.
Ps. 42:5
Isa. 7:14 Behold
Isa. 9:2, 6, 7 (to 1st .)
Isa. 40:1, 4, 5, 11, 28-32
Matt. 18:1, 2, 4, 5, 10 (to ;), 11, 12-14
Luke 12:32
Titus 2:1, 13
Ps. 42:11
SH 14:12-20 (to ;)
SH 22:3
SH 45:16
SH 66:10-14
SH 108:30
SH 109:11-16
SH 151:31
SH 531:8
SH 451:14
SH 446:20-23
SH 420:17-19
SH 394:7-10
SH 298:13-20
SH 298:4-7

Law of Liberty, Fetterless Mind

The Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley

KJV Ps. 119:33, 41, 44, 45 (to 1st :)

33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. 44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty:
KJV Isa. 61:1
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
KJV Ps. 68:5, 6 (to 1st :), 18 (to 1st :), 19
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. 6 God setteth the solitary in families: 18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
KJV Isa. 35:10
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
KJV John 8:31, 32
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
KJV Luke 13:10-13
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
KJV Rom. 8:18 1st I, 21
18 …I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
KJV Rom. 8:2
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
KJV James 1:25 1st whoso
25 …whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
KJV Rev. 21:6 1st I will
6 …I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
KJV Rom. 6:22 1st now
22 …now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
KJV 257:27
tions? Infinite Mind cannot be limited to a finite form,
or Mind would lose its infinite character as inexhaustible
Love, eternal Life, omnipotent Truth.
KJV 244:7-12
If we were to derive all our conceptions of man from
what is seen between the cradle and the grave, happi-
ness and goodness would have no abiding-place in man,
and the worms would rob him of the flesh; but Paul
writes: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath
made me free from the law of sin and death.
KJV 258:1-6, 9, 21-27, 31-1
A mortal, corporeal, or
finite conception of God cannot embrace the glories of
limitless, incorporeal Life and Love. Hence
the unsatisfied human craving for something
better, higher, holier, than is afforded by a
material belief in a physical God and man.
Man is more than a material form with a mind inside,
which must escape from its environments in
order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity,
and this reflection is the true idea of God.
human capacities are enlarged and perfected in propor-
tion as humanity gains the true conception of man and
Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual
man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him
belongs eternal Life.
Through spiritual sense you can discern the heart of
divinity, and thus begin to comprehend in Science the
generic term _man.
KJV 259:6 (only)
In divine Science, man is the true image of God.
KJV 84:14-23
Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to
commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee
and foretell events which concern the universal welfare,
to be divinely inspired, – yea, to reach the range of fetter-
less Mind.
To understand that Mind is infinite, not bounded by
corporeality, not dependent upon the ear and eye for
sound or sight nor upon muscles and bones
for locomotion, is a step towards the Mind-
science by which we discern man’s nature and existence.
KJV 502:28
Truth, and Love – is God. The universe reflects God.
There is but one creator and one creation. This crea-
tion consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their
identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and
forever reflected. These ideas range from the infini-
tesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons
and daughters of God.
KJV 513:27-6
So-called mortal mind – being non-
existent and consequently not within the range of im-
mortal existence – could not by simulating deific power
invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate per-
sons or things upon its own plane, since noth-
ing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive
infinity, in which and of which God is the
sole creator.
KJV 223:3-6
Sooner or later we shall learn
that the fetters of man’s finite capacity are forged by the
illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter
instead of in Spirit.
KJV 225:16
few immortal sentences, breathing the omnipo-
tence of divine justice, have been potent to break despotic
fetters and abolish the whipping-post and slave market;
but oppression neither went down in blood, nor did the
breath of freedom come from the cannon’s mouth. Love
is the liberator.
KJV 226:18-21, 25
Human codes, scholastic theology, material medicine and
hygiene, fetter faith and spiritual understanding. Divine
Science rends asunder these fetters, and man’s birthright
of sole allegiance to his Maker asserts itself.
The lame, the deaf, the dumb, the blind, the sick, the
sensual, the sinner, I wished to save from the slavery of
their own beliefs and from the educational
systems of the Pharaohs, who to-day, as of
yore, hold the children of Israel in bondage. I saw be-
fore me the awful conflict, the Red Sea and the wilder-
ness; but I pressed on through faith in God, trusting
Truth, the strong deliverer, to guide me into the land
of Christian Science, where fetters fall and the rights of
man are fully known and acknowledged.
KJV 292:7-10
Truth will be to us “the resurrection and the life” only
as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only
immortality of man, can be fettered by the
body, and Life be controlled by death.
KJV 584:9-15
DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the un-
real and untrue; the opposite of Life.
Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind
is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that
which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered
by another, until every belief of life where Life is not
yields to eternal Life.
KJV Mat 10:8 1st freely
8 …freely ye have received, freely give.
Ps. 119:33, 41, 44, 45 (to :)
Isa. 61:1
Ps. 68:5, 6 (to :), 18 (to :), 19
Isa. 35:10
John 8:31, 32
Luke 13:10-13
Rom. 8:18 I, 21
Rom. 8:2
James 1:25 whoso
Rev. 21:6 I will
Rom. 6:22 now
SH 257:27
SH 244:7-12
SH 258:1-6, 9, 21-27, 31-1
SH 259:6 (only)
SH 84:14-23
SH 502:28
SH 513:27-6
SH 223:3-6
SH 225:16
SH 226:18-21, 25
SH 292:7-10
SH 584:9-15
Mat 10:8 freely

Showers of Blessing

SH Ps. 143:8 (to 1st :)
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
SH Ps. 63:1
1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
SH Isa. 65:24
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
SH Isa. 49:8 (to 1st ,)
8 Thus saith the LORD,
SH Isa. 49:8 3rd I
8 …I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
SH Isa. 49:9 1st They, 10
9 …They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. 10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
SH Ps. 65:1 (to 2nd ,)
1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God,
SH Ps. 65:9 (to 2nd :)
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water:
SH Ezek. 34:1
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
SH Ezek. 34:26 2nd I
26 …I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
SH John 6:35
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
SH John 7:37 1st If
37 …If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
SH Matt. 5:1, 2
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
SH Matt. 5:5, 6
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
SH Rev. 7:16, 17 (to 1st :)
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters:
SH Deut. 28:12 (to 1st :)
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:
SH Deut. 32:2
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
SH Job 5:8-10
8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: 10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
SH Ps. 68:9
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
SH Zech. 10:1
1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
SH James 5:7
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
SH Ps. 42:8 1st the
8 …the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
SH 14:25-28
Entirely separate from the belief and dream of mate-
rial living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual under-
standing and the consciousness of man’s dominion
over the whole earth.
SH 326:8
All nature teaches God’s
love to man, but man cannot love God supremely and set
his whole affections on spiritual things, while loving the
material or trusting in it more than in the spiritual.
SH 257:15-21
The material senses and
human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into
material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic
God, instead of infinite Principle, – in other words, divine
Love, – is the father of the rain, “who hath begotten the
drops of dew,” who bringeth “forth Mazzaroth in his sea-
son,” and guideth “Arcturus with his sons.
SH 325:7
gave the true idea of being, which results in infinite bless-
ings to mortals.
SH 247:24-27
It is Love which paints the petal
with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches
the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with
starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.
SH 57:23-24
Love enriches the nature, en-
larging, purifying, and elevating it.
SH 240:1-11
Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love,
but human belief misinterprets nature. Arctic regions,
sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds,
mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers,
and glorious heavens, – all point to Mind, the spiritual
intelligence they reflect. The floral apostles are hiero-
glyphs of Deity. Suns and planets teach grand lessons.
The stars make night beautiful, and the leaflet turns nat-
urally towards the light.
In the order of Science, in which the Principle is above
what it reflects, all is one grand concord.
SH 516:12-21
Love, redolent with unselfish-
ness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath
our feet silently exclaims, “The meek shall inherit the
earth.” The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to
heaven. The great rock gives shadow and shelter. The
sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the
prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the
flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth. Man,
made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God’s domin-
ion over all the earth.
SH 89:18-20
Mind is not necessarily dependent upon educational
processes. It possesses of itself all beauty and poetry,
and the power of expressing them.
SH 119:17-18
In one sense God is identical with nature, but this na-
ture is spiritual and is not expressed in matter.
SH 509:9
14. And God said, Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days,
and years.
SH 509:24
The periods of
spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind’s
creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness
– yea, the divine nature – appear in man and the uni-
verse never to disappear.
Ps. 143:8 (to :)
Ps. 63:1
Isa. 65:24
Isa. 49:8 (to 1st ,)
Isa. 49:8 3rd I
Isa. 49:9 They, 10
Ps. 65:1 (to 2nd ,)
Ps. 65:9 (to 2nd :)
Ezek. 34:1
Ezek. 34:26 2nd I
John 6:35
John 7:37 If
Matt. 5:1, 2
Matt. 5:5, 6
Rev. 7:16, 17 (to :)
Deut. 28:12 (to :)
Deut. 32:2
Job 5:8-10
Ps. 68:9
Zech. 10:1
James 5:7
Ps. 42:8 1st the
SH 14:25-28
SH 326:8
SH 257:15-21
SH 325:7
SH 247:24-27
SH 57:23-24
SH 240:1-11
SH 516:12-21
SH 89:18-20
SH 119:17-18
SH 509:9
SH 509:24


Wednesday Readings
2nd Church of Christ, Scientist Berkeley
KJV Isa 7:14 1st Behold
14 …Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
KJV Isa 9:2, 6-7
2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
KJV Isa 42:1-4 (to 1st :), 6-7
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: 6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
KJV Luke 4:14-22, 32-33, 35-36, 40, 43
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
KJV Luke 5:27-34
27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
KJV Luke 6:18 (to 1st :), 19-20
18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
KJV Acts 13:16, 23, 32-33 (to 1st ,)
16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. 23 Of [David]’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: 32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children,
KJV Acts 14:8-10
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
KJV Rom 8:16-17 (to 2nd ;)
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;

S&H 109:24
When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth, the
prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled:
“Unto us a child is born, . . . and his name shall be
called Wonderful.
S&H 332:9-15, 19-26
IX. Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea
voicing good, the divine message from God to men speak-
ing to the human consciousness. The Christ
is incorporeal, spiritual, – yea, the divine
image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses;
the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and
casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death.
X. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ
is the divine idea of God – the Holy Ghost,
or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle,
Love, and leading into all truth.
XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed
to speak God’s word and to appear to mortals in such
a form of humanity as they could understand
as well as perceive.
S&H 333:9-13, 16-18
Christ expresses God’s spiritual, eternal
nature. The name is synonymous with Messiah, and al-
ludes to the spirituality which is taught, illustrated, and
demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus was the
XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the
first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is
without beginning of years or end of days.
S&H 334:10
XV. The invisible Christ was imperceptible to the
so-called personal senses, whereas Jesus appeared as a
bodily existence. This dual personality of the
unseen and the seen, the spiritual and mate-
rial, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest
in flesh, continued until the Master’s ascension, when
the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared,
while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in
the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins
of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before
the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.
S&H 26:12, 29-32
“I and my Father are one.” This Christ,
or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine
nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth,
Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness,
and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of
celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does
for man.
It was the divine Principle of all real being which he
taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no
form or system of religion and worship, but Christian
Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.
S&H 107:7-10
This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of
Immanuel, “God with us,” – the sovereign ever-pres-
ence, delivering the children of men from
every ill “that flesh is heir to.
S&H xi:9-21
The physical healing of Christian Science results
now, as in Jesus’ time, from the operation of divine
Principle, before which sin and disease lose their real-
ity in human consciousness and disappear as naturally
and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and
sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works
are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are
the sign of Immanuel, or “God with us,” a divine
influence ever present in human consciousness and re-
peating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,
To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense],
And recovering of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty them that are bruised.
S&H 34:5
that Truth has come to the understanding? If Christ,
Truth, has come to us in demonstration, no other com-
memoration is requisite, for demonstration is Immanuel,
or God with us; and if a friend be with us, why need we
memorials of that friend?
S&H 471:18-19
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and
there is no other power nor presence.
Isa 7:14 Behold
Isa 9:2,6-7
Isa 42:1-4 (to :),6-7
Luke 4:14-22,32-33,35-36,40,43
Luke 5:27-34
Luke 6:18 (to :),19-20
Acts 13:16,23,32-33 (to 1st ,)
Acts 14:8-10
Rom 8:16-17 (to 2nd ;)109:24

The light of Healing

Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley
June 12, 2013 Wednesday Readings
John 12:44 (to 1st ,), 46
44 Jesus cried and said, 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
Ps 18:28 1st the
28 …the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Ps 43:3
3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Ps 27:1
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Ps 36:9
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Acts 9:1-18
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Ps 103:2-4
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Ps 89:15
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
Ps 119:105
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

S&H 454:18-19
Love inspires,
illumines, designates, and leads the way.

S&H 108:19
When apparently near the confines of mortal existence,
standing already within the shadow of the death-valley,
I learned these truths in divine Science: that
all real being is in God, the divine Mind, and
that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-
present; that the opposite of Truth, – called error, sin,
sickness, disease, death, – is the false testimony of false
material sense, of mind in matter; that this false sense
evolves, in belief, a subjective state of mortal mind which
this same so-called mind names matter thereby shutting
out the true sense of Spirit.
S&H 135:26
This proves the one to be identical
with the other. Christianity as Jesus taught it was not
a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift
from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration
of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick,
not merely in the name of Christ, or Truth, but in demon-
stration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of
divine light.
S&H 210:11
Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever
manifested through man, the Master healed the sick,
gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the
lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of the
divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving
a better understanding of Soul and salvation. Jesus
healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical
S&H 324:19
Paul was not at first a disciple of Jesus but a perse-
cutor of Jesus’ followers. When the truth first appeared
to him in Science, Paul was made blind,
and his blindness was felt; but spiritual
light soon enabled him to follow the example and teach-
ings of Jesus, healing the sick and preaching Christian-
ity throughout Asia Minor, Greece, and even in imperial
S&H 325:10
In Colossians (iii. 4) Paul writes: “When Christ, who
is our life, shall appear [be manifested], then shall ye also
appear [be manifested] with him in glory.”
When spiritual being is understood in all its
perfection, continuity, and might, then shall man be found
in God’s image. The absolute meaning of the apostolic
words is this: Then shall man be found, in His likeness,
perfect as the Father, indestructible in Life, “hid with
Christ in God,” – with Truth in divine Love, where
human sense hath not seen man.
S&H 516:12-13
Love, redolent with unselfish-
ness, bathes all in beauty and light.
S&H 255:3-6
expands into expression. “Let there be light,”
is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love,
changing chaos into order and discord into the
music of the spheres.
John 12:44 (to ,),46
Ps 18:28 the
Ps 4:3-5 the Lord will,6-7 Lord (to ,)
Ps 43:3
Ps 27:1
Ps 36:9
Acts 9:1-18
Ps 103:2-4
Ps 89:15
Ps 119:105


Wednesday Reading, 2nd Church of Christ Scientist, Berkeley, June 5 2013
SH Gen 1:3 (to 1st :)
3 And God said, Let there be light:
SH Gen 1:6 1st Let
6 …Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
SH Gen 1:11 1st Let (to 1st :)
11 …Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:
SH Gen 1:14 1st Let (to 1st ;)
14 …Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
SH Gen 1:20 1st Let
20 …Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
SH Gen 1:24 1st Let (to 1st :)
24 …Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:
SH Gen 1:26 1st Let
26 …Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
SH Gen 1:30 1st and it
30 …and it was so.
SH Luke 5:1, 2 (to 1st :)
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake:
SH Luke 5:3-6 (to 1st :)
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes:
SH Romans 3:4 1st let (to 1st ;)
4 …let God be true, but every man a liar;
SH Phil 2:5
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
SH Hebrews 12:1 1st seeing, 2 (to 1st ;), 13 1st lest, 28 1st let
1 …seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; 13 …lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 28 …let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
SH Rev 22:17 1st the
17 …the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
SH 255:3-5 Let
Let there be light,”
is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love,
changing chaos into order and discord into the
SH 20:27
St. Paul wrote, “Let us
lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that
is set before us;” that is, let us put aside material self
and sense, and seek the divine Principle and Science of
all healing.
SH 33:18-21
When the human element in him struggled with the
divine, our great Teacher said: “Not my will, but
Thine, be done!”- that is, Let not the flesh,
but the Spirit, be represented in me.
SH 242:15 In
In pa-
tient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dis-
solve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant
of error, – self-will, self-justification, and self-love, –
which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin
and death.
SH 239:13
The watchword of Christian Science
is Scriptural: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the
unrighteous man his thoughts.
SH 91:5-7
Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated
from God, and obey only the divine principle, Life and
SH 249:1-9
Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on
sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive
ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that
one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.
Let the “male and female” of God’s creating appear.
Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into
newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor
material power as able to destroy. Let us re-
joice that we are subject to the divine “powers that be.
SH 248:29
Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice,
health, holiness, love – the kingdom of heaven – reign
within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until
they finally disappear.
SH 407:24-26
Let the perfect model be
present in your thoughts instead of its demoralized op-
SH 107:1-3
In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or
divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and
named my discovery Christian Science.
SH 108:12
My conclusions were reached by allowing the evidence
of this revelation to multiply with mathematical certainty
and the lesser demonstration to prove the
greater, as the product of three multiplied by
three, equalling nine, proves conclusively that three times
three duodecillions must be nine duodecillions, – not
a fraction more, not a unit less.
SH 495:14
When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling
steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His
likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither
fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and
calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious – as
Life eternally is – can destroy any painful sense of, or
belief in, that which Life is not. Let Christian Science,
instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of
being, and this understanding will supplant error with
Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence dis-
cord with harmony.
SH 255:3-6 Let
Let there be light,”
is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love,
changing chaos into order and discord into the
music of the spheres.
Gen 1:3 (to :)
Gen 1:6 Let
Gen 1:11 Let (to :)
Gen 1:14 Let (to ;)
Gen 1:20 Let
Gen 1:24 Let (to:)
Gen 1:26 Let
Gen 1:30 and it
Luke 5:1,2 (to :)
Luke 5:3-6 (to :)
Romans 3:4 let (to ;)
Phil 2:5
Hebrews 12:1 seeing, 2 (to ;),13 lest, 28 let
Rev 22:17 the
255:3-5 Let
242:15 In
255:3-6 Let

Working together without hierarchy

This is a brief investigation into how I’d like to work with others who are doing their best to help mankind.

John 2:13-17 the Jews’,23

13 …the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

John 12:42-43 among

42 …among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Matt 23:23,24

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Matt 23:29-32

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Mark 10:35-40

35 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 36 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 37 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 38 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. 39 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 40 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

Mark 9:35-37,42,47

35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. 36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me. 42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

Luke 6:20-23,27,28,31,41,42

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

John 13:34,35

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 21:15-17

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

SH 136:1

Jesus established his church and maintained his mission
on a spiritual foundation of Christ-healing. He taught
his followers that his religion had a divine
Principle, which would cast out error and heal
both the sick and the sinning. He claimed no intelli-
gence, action, nor life separate from God. Despite the
persecution this brought upon him, he used his divine
power to save men both bodily and spiritually.

SH 138:14

The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which
Jesus built. His sublime summary points to the religion
of Love.

SH 131:18

unto his own, and his own received him not.” Jesus once
said: “I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and
earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even
so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight.” As afore-
time, the spirit of the Christ, which taketh away the cere-
monies and doctrines of men, is not accepted until the
hearts of men are made ready for it.

SH 570:30-5

SH 28:1-4,6-11

The Pharisees claimed to know and to teach the di-
vine will, but they only hindered the success of Jesus’
mission. Even many of his students stood
in his way.
not have been crucified. The determination to hold Spirit
in the grasp of matter is the persecutor of Truth and
While respecting all that is good in the Church or out
of it, one’s consecration to Christ is more on the ground
of demonstration than of profession.

SH 141:4-26

Christian demonstration. Few understand or
adhere to Jesus’ divine precepts for living and
healing. Why? Because his precepts require the disci-
ple to cut off the right hand and pluck out the right eye,
– that is, to set aside even the most cherished beliefs
and practices, to leave all for Christ.
All revelation (such is the popular thought!) must come
from the schools and along the line of scholarly and eccle-
siastical descent, as kings are crowned from a
royal dynasty. In healing the sick and sinning,
Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect
followed the understanding of the divine Principle and
of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus.
For this Principle there is no dynasty, no ecclesiastical
monopoly. Its only crowned head is immortal sover-
eignty. Its only priest is the spiritualized man. The
Bible declares that all believers are made “kings and
priests unto God.” The outsiders did not then, and
do not now, understand this ruling of the Christ; there-
fore they cannot demonstrate God’s healing power.
Neither can this manifestation of Christ be com-
prehended, until its divine Principle is scientifically

SH 26:21-23

tice as well as precept. Jesus’ teaching and
practice of Truth involved such a sacrifice
as makes us admit its Principle to be Love.

SH 572:6-8

to its native nothingness. “Love one an-
other” (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound
counsel of the inspired writer.

SH 454:17

Love for God and man is the true
incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires,
illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives
give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to
speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of
Truth. Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the
waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept.
Patience must “have her perfect work.

Ps 69:1 (to ;),6-9
John 2:13-17 the Jews’,23
John 12:42-43 among
Matt 23:23,24
Matt 23:29-32
Mark 3:7 Jesus (to :)
Mark 10:35-40
Mark 9:35-37,42,47
Luke 6:20-23,27,28,31,41,42
John 13:34,35
John 21:1 (to ;)
John 21:15-17
1 Thess 5:9-18