Love, affection, forgiveness

Wednesday, 3/18/15 Readings, 2nd Church Berkeley
SH John 8:1-11
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
SH Matt. 18:21, 22
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
SH Mark 11:24 1st What, 25
24 …What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
SH Luke 17:3, 4
3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
SH John 13:34 (to 1st ;)
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another;
SH Gen. 50:14-21
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father. 15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones.
SH Col. 3:2
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
SH Heb. 13:1, 2 (to 1st :), 5
1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: 5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
SH Rom. 12:10
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
SH Gal. 6:1, 2
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
SH Gal. 5:25
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
SH 5:14-18
Saints and sinners get their full award, but not always
in this world. The followers of Christ drank his cup.
Ingratitude and persecution filled it to the brim; but God
pours the riches of His love into the understanding and
affections, giving us strength according to our day.
SH 8:28-30
We should examine ourselves and learn what is the
affection and purpose of the heart, for in this way
only can we learn what we honestly are.
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 9:5-7
The test of all prayer lies in the answer to these
questions: Do we love our neighbor better because of
this asking?
SH 15:26-27
purity, and affection are constant prayers.
SH 51:28-5, 19-23
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
From early boyhood he was about his “Father’s busi-
ness.” His pursuits lay far apart from theirs. His mas-
ter was Spirit; their master was matter. He
served God; they served mammon. His affec-
tions were pure;
His consummate example was for the salvation of us
all, but only through doing the works which he did and
taught others to do. His purpose in healing
was not alone to restore health, but to demon-
strate his divine Principle.
SH 54:1
Through the
magnitude of his human life, he demonstrated the divine
Life. Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he de-
fined Love. With the affluence of Truth, he vanquished
error. The world acknowledged not his righteousness,
seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified
example introduced.
SH 6:3-5
Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may
pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the
SH 17:7 (only)
_And Love is reflected in love;
SH 11:1 Jesus’
Jesus’ prayer,
“Forgive us our debts,” specified also the terms of
forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he
said, “Go, and sin no more.
SH 60:24
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.
SH 65:7-8
If the foundations of human affection are consistent
with progress, they will be strong and enduring.
SH 102:31-2
Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently
promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore
in the community.
SH 115:12-3
GOD: Divine Principle, Life, Truth, Love,
Soul, Spirit, Mind.
MAN: God’s spiritual idea, individual, per-
fect, eternal.
IDEA: An image in Mind; the immediate
object of understanding. – Webster.
PHYSICAL. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear,
depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, de-
ceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease,
Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing.
MORAL. Humanity, honesty, affection, com-
passion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance.
Third Degree: Understanding.
SPIRITUAL. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding,
spiritual power, love, health, holiness.
SH 183:21-22
Spirit. Divine Mind rightly demands man’s entire obe-
dience, affection, and strength.
SH 589:19-22
JOSEPH. A corporeal mortal; a higher sense of Truth
rebuking mortal belief, or error, and showing the immor-
tality and supremacy of Truth; pure affection blessing
its enemies.
SH 365:19-24
If the Scientist has enough Christly affection to
win his own pardon, and such commendation as the Mag-
dalen gained from Jesus, then he is Christian enough to
practise scientifically and deal with his patients compas-
sionately; and the result will correspond with the spiritual
SH 391:29-32
Mentally contradict every complaint from the body,
and rise to the true consciousness of Life as
Love, – as all that is pure, and bearing the
fruits of Spirit.
SH 239:16
To ascertain our progress, we must learn where our
affections are placed and whom we acknowledge and
obey as God. If divine Love is becoming
nearer, dearer, and more real to us, matter is
then submitting to Spirit. The objects we pursue and
the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show
what we are winning.
John 8:1-11
Matt. 18:21, 22
Mark 11:24 What, 25
Luke 17:3, 4
John 13:34 (to ;)
Gen. 50:14-21
Col. 3:2
Heb. 13:1, 2 (to :), 5
Rom. 12:10
Gal. 6:1, 2
Gal. 5:25
SH 5:14-18
SH 8:28-30
SH 1:6-9
SH 9:5-7
SH 15:26-27
SH 51:28-5, 19-23
SH 54:1
SH 6:3-5
SH 17:7 (only)
SH 11:1 Jesus’
SH 60:24
SH 65:7-8
SH 102:31-2
SH 115:12-3
SH 183:21-22
SH 589:19-22
SH 365:19-24
SH 391:29-32
SH 239:16

3 thoughts on “Love, affection, forgiveness”

  1. Just what I needed Marilyn! This lesson had to have set the tone for an inspiring and thoughtful meeting.

    1. Hi Carrie, I don’t know when you posted this comment but I just got notified of it in email. Thank you for your comment.

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