The child-like thought

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Readings, Second Church, Berkeley
SH Jer. 31:33 1st this, 34 (to 2nd :)
33 …this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD:
SH Isa. 54:11-13
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
SH Isa. 9:2, 6 (to 2nd :)
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:
SH Isa. 11:5, 6
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
SH Matt. 18:2 1st Jesus, 3-5
2 …Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 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.
SH Mark 10:13-16
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
SH Matt. 11:25
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
SH I John 5:2
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
SH Gal. 3:26 1st ye
26 …ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
SH II Tim. 3:14 1st continue, 15
14 …continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
SH 323:28-4
The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen
as felt. It is the “still, small voice” of Truth
uttering itself. We are either turning away
from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going
up higher. Willingness to become as a little child and
to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of
the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks
and joy to see them disappear, – this disposition helps
to precipitate the ultimate harmony.
SH 62:4-7, 13
The entire education of children should be such as to
form habits of obedience to the moral and spiritual law,
with which the child can meet and master the belief in so-
called physical laws, a belief which breeds disease.
Taking less “thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drink”; less thought “for your body what
ye shall put on,” will do much more for the health of the
rising generation than you dream. Children should be
allowed to remain children in knowledge, and should
become men and women only through growth in the
understanding of man’s higher nature.
SH 130:20-25
Laboring long to shake the adult’s
faith in matter and to inculcate a grain of faith in God, –
an inkling of the ability of Spirit to make the body har-
monious, – the author has often remembered our Master’s
love for little children, and understood how truly such as
they belong to the heavenly kingdom.
SH 236:23-32
Parents should teach their children at the
earliest possible period the truths of health
and holiness. Children are more tractable than adults,
and learn more readily to love the simple verities that will
make them happy and good.
Jesus loved little children because of their freedom
from wrong and their receptiveness of right. While
age is halting between two opinions or battling with
false beliefs, youth makes easy and rapid strides towards
SH 237:15
Children should be taught the Truth-cure, Christian
Science, among their first lessons, and kept from discuss-
ing or entertaining theories or thoughts about
sickness. To prevent the experience of error
and its sufferings, keep out of the minds of your children
either sinful or diseased thoughts. The latter should
be excluded on the same principle as the former. This
makes Christian Science early available.
SH 572:8-11
In Science we are chil-
dren of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mor-
tal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the
inverted image of spirituality.
SH 303:1
The reflection,
through mental manifestation, of the multitudinous
forms of Mind which people the realm of
the real is controlled by Mind, the Principle
governing the reflection. Multiplication of God’s chil-
dren comes from no power of propagation in matter, it
is the reflection of Spirit.
SH 322:26-30
The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life
of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless
woes, turn us like tired children to the arms
of divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life
in divine Science.
SH 528:22-12
Beholding the
creations of his own dream and calling them real and
God-given, Adam – alias error – gives them names.
Afterwards he is supposed to become the basis of the
creation of woman and of his own kind, calling them
mankind, – that is, a kind of man.
But according to this narrative, surgery was first per-
formed mentally and without instruments;
and this may be a useful hint to the medical
faculty. Later in human history, when the forbidden
fruit was bringing forth fruit of its own kind, there
came a suggestion of change in the modus operandi, –
that man should be born of woman, not woman again
taken from man. It came about, also, that instruments
were needed to assist the birth of mortals. The first
system of suggestive obstetrics has changed. Another
change will come as to the nature and origin of man,
and this revelation will destroy the dream of existence,
reinstate reality, usher in Science and the glorious fact
of creation, that both man and woman proceed from
God and are His eternal children, belonging to no lesser

SH 476:9-13
God is the Principle of
man, and man is the idea of God. Hence man is not
mortal nor material. Mortals will disappear, and im-
mortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only
and eternal verities of man.
SH 336:30
God is the
parent Mind, and man is God’s spiritual offspring.
SH 476:28-32
When speaking of God’s children, not the children of
men, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you;”
that is, Truth and Love reign in the real
man, showing that man in God’s image is
unfallen and eternal.
SH 227:24-26
Citizens of the world, accept the “glori-
ous liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This
is your divine right.
Jer. 31:33 this, 34 (to 2nd :)
Isa. 54:11-13
Isa. 9:2, 6 (to 2nd :)
Isa. 11:5, 6
Matt. 18:2 Jesus, 3-5
Mark 10:13-16
Matt. 11:25
I John 5:2
Gal. 3:26 ye
II Tim. 3:14 continue, 15
SH 323:28-4
SH 62:4-7, 13
SH 130:20-25
SH 236:23-32
SH 237:15
SH 572:8-11
SH 303:1
SH 322:26-30
SH 528:22-12
SH 470:16 The (only, to 2nd .)
SH 476:9-13
SH 336:30
SH 476:28-32
SH 227:24-26

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