Entering into joy

Wednesday readings, 2nd Church Berkeley
SH Isa. 52:7 (to 2nd ;)
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;
SH Ps. 28:7
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
SH Gen. 33:1, 3, 4, 8-11
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
SH Ps. 35:9 1st my
9 …my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
SH Gen. 45:1, 2 (to 1st :), 3-5, 8 (to 1st :), 9-11 (to 1st ;), 14, 15
1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. 2 And he wept aloud: 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. 8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 11 And there will I nourish thee; 14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
SH Ps. 66:1, 9
1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
SH Luke 10:1, 17, 18 (to 1st ,), 19 1st I, 20, 21, 23
1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, 19 …I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and 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. 23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
SH Phil. 4:4, 7
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
SH Matt. 5:12 (to 1st :)
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
SH Matt. 25:21 1st enter
21 …enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
SH 14:12-15, 16-18
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
is turned into joy when the body is controlled by spir-
itual Life, Truth, and Love.
SH 60:2, 24-28, 31-2
Science inevitably lifts one’s being higher in the scale of
harmony and happiness.
An ill-attuned ear calls discord harmony, not appreciat-
ing concord. So physical sense, not discerning the true
happiness of being, places it on a false basis.
Science will correct the discord, and teach us
life’s sweeter harmonies.
enjoyments alone can satisfy the cravings of immortal
man. We cannot circumscribe happiness within the
limits of personal sense.
SH 246:1-5
Man is not
a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and
sorrow, sickness and health, life and death.
Life and its faculties are not measured by
SH 250:30
Science reveals Life as not being
at the mercy of death, nor will Science admit that happi-
ness is ever the sport of circumstance.
SH 536:24-26
Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material concep-
tion of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the
immortal side.
SH 304:16-17, 18-19
Harmony is produced by its Principle, is controlled
by it and abides with it.
Man’s happiness is not, therefore, at
the disposal of physical sense.
SH 57:18
Happiness is spiritual,
born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore
it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to
share it.
SH 58:7
ambition, noble life-motives, and purity, –
these constituents of thought, mingling, constitute in-
dividually and collectively true happiness, strength, and
SH 359:20
implies? From Puritan parents, the discov-
erer of Christian Science early received her
religious education. In childhood, she often listened
with joy to these words, falling from the lips of her
saintly mother, “God is able to raise you up from sick-
ness;” and she pondered the meaning of that Scripture
she so often quotes: “And these signs shall follow them
that believe; . . . they shall lay hands on the sick,
and they shall recover.
SH 152:21
The author’s medical researches and experiments had
prepared her thought for the metaphysics of Christian
Science. Every material dependence had
failed her in her search for truth; and she can
now understand why, and can see the means
by which mortals are divinely driven to a spiritual source
for health and happiness.
SH 262:17-23
Job said: “I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the
ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee.” Mortals will echo
Job’s thought, when the supposed pain and
pleasure of matter cease to predominate. They
will then drop the false estimate of life and happiness, of
joy and sorrow, and attain the bliss of loving unselfishly,
working patiently, and conquering all that is unlike God.
SH 548:9
How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds
cover the sun’s face! So Christian Science can be seen
only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away.
Earth has little light or joy for mortals before
Life is spiritually learned. Every agony of mortal error
helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension
of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on
hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true
ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.
SH 72:30-32
Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the com-
municator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and
Isa. 52:7 (to 2nd ;)
Ps. 28:7
Gen. 33:1, 3, 4, 8-11
Ps. 35:9 my
Gen. 45:1, 2 (to :), 3-5, 8 (to :), 9-11 (to 1st ;), 14, 15
Ps. 66:1, 9
Luke 10:1, 17, 18 (to ,), 19 I, 20, 21, 23
Phil. 4:4, 7
Matt. 5:12 (to :)
Matt. 25:21 enter
SH 14:12-15, 16-18
SH 60:2, 24-28, 31-2
SH 246:1-5
SH 250:30
SH 536:24-26
SH 304:16-17, 18-19
SH 57:18
SH 58:7
SH 359:20
SH 152:21
SH 262:17-23
SH 548:9
SH 72:30-32

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