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Upcoming Australian lectures by Michelle Nanouche: FINDING GOD, FINDING HEALTH

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18-May-2019, 2.30pm 57 Bendooley St Bowral New South Wales First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bowral 02 4861 7691
19-May-2019, 2pm Shop 2, Ocean Central, cnr Ocean St and Duporth Av Maroochydore Queensland First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sunshine Coast 07 5443 9939

To Be Satisfied   Leave a comment

Every Wednesday at 6.00 pm a Testimony Meeting is held at the Christian Science church in Barton (corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets).  At these meetings short readings are followed by time for members of the congregation to share how they have been helped and healed through prayer.  


Everyone is welcome.  If you are in Canberra on any Wednesday, please join us.

The topic for the readings this week was: To Be Satisfied.

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (The Bible – Isaiah 58: 11)

 

This recording is of the readings on this topic of To Be Satisfied.

 

More precious than Bunnies & Eggs – The real meaning of Easter   Leave a comment

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The true meaning of Easter is wondrous! Its message promises such blessings to each one of us and to our world. To hide it behind bunnies and eggs, secularism and skepticism, is heart breaking.

Jesus was crucified by the materialistic world’s hatred of his divinity. His grace and power to bring peace and healing to the world was unsurpassed and something human power could not control. It tried to silence his holy message by crucifying him. But how he reacted to such evil intent was an example to us all. He responded with the lovingkindness, calmness and confidence that could only come from the deepest understanding that evil cannot conquer goodness any more than the darkness can conquer the light.

For three days it seemed like evil had won. Then, when even the disciples had given up hope, Jesus emerged from the tomb alive.

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science church, described this surprising re-appearance, when she said, ‘The lonely precincts of the tomb gave Jesus a refuge from his foes, a place in which to solve the great problems of being… He proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate.’

In the resurrection, Jesus proved that there is life beyond what we see, like someone journeying on after they have sailed out of our sight. I think of it like writing a sum on a page, say 2+2=4. If we destroy the page, is the truth that sum represents also destroyed, or is it eternally true and untouched? Jesus showed us that each one of us has just such an eternally true identity, something that the outward appearance only hints at, something that never dies. What a glorious message.

He also showed that to react with love instead of hate or anger, disempowers evil. This love, however, is more than human love or kindness. It is a love that has its source in God, a God that the Bible tells us is Love itself. Hatred and evil, being a lack of love, can no more stand in the face of divine Love than the darkest night can stand in the presence of the light of the dawn. Not reacting stops evil from spreading. That’s why Jesus counteracted the old thought of ‘eye for an eye’ with ‘turn the other cheek’ – don’t ever react to evil, stop it in its tracks. Is this not a message the world needs to remember and live by much more consistently? Is this not a message that could bring peace to our world? Is this not the ‘Golden Rule’ – ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’?

The true meaning of Easter is of the utmost importance to our own lives and to the world. If we remember it in our hearts and live it in our lives, then that precious sacrifice made by Jesus is not lost but still as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago.

by Beth Packer, CS,

Practitioner of Christian Science Healing, listed in the world-wide Journal of healers and Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

You are so welcome to attend the Easter Service this Sunday at First Church of Christ Scientist, Canberra which is located on the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets in Barton from 10.00-11.00 am.

 

 

 

You: seen by the Great Beholder   Leave a comment

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

How do you see yourself, how do others see you, a friend, a spouse, people you work with?

Chet Manchester is explaining in this Daily Lift, that the only image that is important, is how our creator sees us, the image that God is holding of us forever.

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Whole-souled and unstoppable   Leave a comment

 

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There is no glass ceiling that can hold us back from expressing our true identity

 

Have you felt victimized for being a woman in your work place? This contributor is telling how she faced discrimination in her work place by re-shaping her own concept of who she really is and understanding the divine unstoppable laws of integrity, fairness, and equality.

Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in 1883 An article titled “Taking Offense” in Mary Baker Eddy’s Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896 includes this statement: “To punish ourselves for others’ faults, is superlative folly. The mental arrow shot from another’s bow is practically harmless, unless our own thought barbs it.” The same article concludes, “He who can wilfully attempt to injure another, is an object of pity rather than of resentment; while it is a question in my mind, whether there is enough of a flatterer, a fool, or a liar, to offend a whole-souled woman” (pp. 223–224).

 

Does God really know who I am?   Leave a comment

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Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity.”  (Retrospection and Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy)

Susan Collins, CSB, from New York explores the idea of our unique spiritual individuality and identity in this Daily Lift, listen here


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