Blunt prayers work   Leave a comment

pexels-photo-66947Listen to this Daily Lift by Madelon Maupin, from Newport Beach, California, USA in which she tells of a life saving moment of prayer when a compelling life affirming thought came to her here

Online talk: How far can lovingkindness take us?   Leave a comment

The replay link for this talk is https://youtu.be/VB2rgMCII24

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The government is on God’s shoulder   1 comment

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During times of uncertainty and political divisiveness, people want stability. They want to know that the institutions that undergird their lives, such as government, are resting on a more sure basis than the shoulders of well-meaning but imperfect men and women.

Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah foresaw a government not of fallible people, but of an infallible, all-powerful, all-good God. He said that this divine government would be represented by the Son of God born into the world, and that “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” (Isaiah 9:6).

In the past, I, like many, tended to think of Isaiah’s prophecy as depicting a future time in which God alone governs the world and there are no longer human governments. But the study of Christian Science has helped me to understand that while presidents and prime ministers come and go, the real power and authority in our lives always has been, and always will be, the one eternal, divine Mind that guided and inspired the biblical prophets and was fully represented by Christ Jesus.

As we become more conscious of the divine power operating here and now, we will see its harmonizing effect in our daily lives.

In an age of political tribalism, when differences of opinion are being constantly advertised in the media, it’s very tempting to believe that government is incapable of working together to address the problems we face as a nation or people; that only if our candidates are elected, or reelected, will we be able to solve the issues we face as a country. But does good government begin or end with a particular person in office? Isaiah prophesied, referring to God’s government as demonstrated by Jesus, “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” (Isaiah 9:7).

In other words, the government has never rested on our, or any other individual’s, shoulders. It is resting, right now, upon the wisdom and power of Almighty God. As we turn thought away from believing that power rests on human opinions and personalities and recognize God’s government of the universe, evidence of the stability and peace it brings to our lives will inevitably appear.

To read the full article by Carlos A. Machado from the Christian Science Sentinel click here

Posted May 24, 2020 by cscanberra in Uncategorized

Walking through fear   Leave a comment

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“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;”

Psalm 23, King James Bible

Listen to this short inspirational talk on how to move through difficulties unharmed by Deborah Huebsch, CSB, from San Juan Capistrano, California, USA by clicking here

“How spiritual perception brings healing”   Leave a comment

alexandre-fischer (1)Dear Friends,

Christian Science practitioner and member of the Board of Lectureship, Alexandre Fischer, has shared heart-to-heart from his hometown of Paris, France.

* How to overcome fear in uncertain times * How to find peace when our world seems upside down 

* How to find healing when healing does not seem possible  * How to learn what God is

* How an understanding of God, infinite good, can restore harmony in our life

This recorded lecture is available on line now:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

 

For other online sources:

TALKSTHATCHANGELIVES.ORG/#LIVESTREAM

SPIRITUALITY4.ME/LIVESTREAM

Our divine Mother’s day – every day   Leave a comment

 

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Right now the world is in great need of a big dose of motherly love and a huge, comforting hug. Where could a loving embrace big enough to cover the whole earth and encircle all humanity come from?

It seems clear to me that this size hug and love could only come from God, 

“MOTHER. God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love.”

(Mary Baker Eddy“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 592), whom I’ve come to understand through Christian Science as our Father as well as Mother. With the power of God behind it, such an embrace is more than just an expression of affection. It includes God’s protecting, healing power.

Leaning wholeheartedly on this divine Love has helped me navigate this period of widespread fear. I trust God, divine Mother, Love, to meet all my needs and to care for me as a loving parent would care for a child who was afraid. Each morning I pray that the whole world can also feel this healing Love hugging it and telling it not to be afraid.

The reason I feel so confident in divine Love is that I’ve experienced evidence of God’s protecting care for me and my family over the past 25 years. One message in particular that I have consistently been inspired by as a mother is a poem by Mary Baker Eddy titled “Mother’s Evening Prayer” (see “Poems,” pp. 4-5), which has been set to music in the “Christian Science Hymnal.” Its words help me better understand the message of God’s protecting power conveyed in the 91st Psalm in the Bible.

In raising my children in five countries over the years, in Africa and North America, I have sung this hymn hundreds of times. The mothering presence of divine Love that shines through the words has brought not only much-needed comfort in times of sickness or danger, but also healing. The hymn’s opening words, “O gentle presence, peace and joy and power,” point to qualities that God expresses and is the source of – qualities that are also expressed in each of us as God’s spiritual offspring.

Another line refers to God as “Love that guards the nestling’s faltering flight,” and another speaks of being under God’s “mighty wing.” This echoes the 91st Psalm, which explains that God covers us “with [Her] feathers, and under [Her] wings shalt thou trust” (verse 4).

Truly, as Science and Health explains, “Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man” (p. 256).

This Mother-Love is free to all to know and feel this day and every day, in every corner of the earth.

Read or listen to the entire article by Samuela Orth-Moore from The Christian Science Monitor’s ‘A Christian Science Perspective’ here

The Most Important Number   1 comment

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Listen to this Daily Lift by Joel Magnes, CS, from Vancouver, Washington, USA  who tells us why the most important number to be aware of is Number 1 – one with God here

“Principle and its idea is one”.

Mary Baker Eddy

Posted May 3, 2020 by cscanberra in Daily Lift

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