Archive for the ‘Values’ Category

The Colour of Kindness   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Laura Remmerde

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In this short podcast Laura describes how a conversation with her young grandson made her think more deeply about God’s love for all mankind.

Love: The Basis for a Renewed Democracy   Leave a comment

This article by Lyle Young was published in the January 2, 2022 issue of the the Christian Science Sentinel.

Over the centuries,  political philosophers developed the theory that democracy is a social pact in which people, for their own good, submit themselves to collective decision-making. But even the strongest of democracies needs constant renewal. How can this be accomplished?  … The book of First John in the Bible says that God is Love. … Since our origin, our Father-Mother, is divine Love and infinite Spirit, it’s our nature to be loving and spiritual. This means that the aggressive language sometimes used in politics, the virulent attacks, and the tendency to think of those whose policies we oppose as enemies, are not only profoundly anti-democratic but also profoundly alien to our true selves. (Read the full text)

From New Year’s Resolutions to Daily Resolve   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Tony Lobl

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In this short podcast Tony talks about how a daily resolve to leave materiality behind proves more effective than the annual New Year’s resolutions.

Spiritual Growth   Leave a comment

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Every step towards goodness is a departure from materiality, and is a tendency towards God, Spirit.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p213)

Posted December 30, 2022 by cscanberra in Renewal, Spirituality, Thought, Values

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What We All Share   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by David Brown

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In this short podcast, What We All Share, David talks about a comment made by a listener that made him more aware of the good that is in all of us.

Gratitude is Riches   Leave a comment

Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings,
They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted, 
An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold.


Words by Vivian Burnett, Christian Science Hymnal, No.249

Love That Doesn’t Judge   3 comments

Beloved let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar, for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

(The Bible, NKJV, I John 4: 7, 8, 20)

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

(The Bible, NKJV, – Galatians 3: 28)

Readings on Peace   1 comment

Wednesday Testimony Meeting readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: Peace

Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love. (p264)

Revenge is inadmissible. (p22)

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Let Peace Begin with Me   1 comment

Let peace begin with me; let this

be the moment now.

With every step I take, let this

be my solemn vow:

To take each moment and live each

moment in peace eternally!

Let there be peace on earth,

and let it begin with me.

(Hymn 521 Christian Science Hymnal)

Humility – The Cure for Pride   Leave a comment

I had to learn humility the hard way! I was ice-skating with my granddaughter one evening. I am not a very good skater and I was doing my best to keep up speed and glide. At one point I noticed that the rink was populated with young people, and a little pride crept in that I was out there even though I am a grandmother.

Well, a few more turns around the rink and then down I went. My wrist was badly hurt.

My go-to in times of need has always been prayer. In this case, a wake-up call about pride was my biggest take-away from my prayers. After about two weeks, I could still not move my wrist. Then, one day in humble prayer, it came to me that all of us out there on the ice were children of God, expressing the joy, strength, and energy of divine Life. Our true nature is not defined by a certain age and personal abilities. Instead, it appears in our reflection of God’s qualities.

I was very humbled by this thought. In his book “Mere Christianity,” C. S. Lewis, the Christian apologist, refers to pride as “the complete anti-God state of mind.” It suggests the possibility of a selfhood or ego apart from God, the one true Ego. It is a way of thinking that denies the onliness and allness of infinite good.

Click here to continue reading, or listen to, this article by Elizabeth Crecelius Schwartz published in the Christian Science Monitor Daily. In it Elizabeth describes more of the thinking that then led to a quick and complete healing of the injured wrist.

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