Matt. 16:24-26 said (to 1st ?)
said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Luke 12:31-34 seek
seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Question. — What are the demands of the Science of Soul?
Answer. — The first demand of this Science is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual.The second is like unto it, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.
The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness.
Anna L. Waring*
In heavenly Love abiding,No change my heart shall fear;And safe is such confiding,For nothing changes here.The storm may roar without me,My heart may low be laid;But God is round about me,And can I be dismayed?
Wherever He may guide me,No want shall turn me back;My Shepherd is beside me,And nothing can I lack.His wisdom ever waketh,His sight is never dim;He knows the way He taketh,And I will walk with Him.
Green pastures are before me,Which yet I have not seen;Bright skies will soon be o’er me,Where darkest clouds have been.My hope I cannot measure,My path in life is free;My Father has my treasure,And He will walk with me.
James W. Elliott
Press on, press on, ye sons of light,Untiring in your holy fight,Still treading each temptation down,And battling for a brighter crown.
Press on, press on, and fear no foe,With calm resolve to triumph go;Victorious over every ill,Press on to higher glory still.
Press on, press on, still look in faithTo Him who conquers sin and death;Then shall ye hear His word, Well done!True to the last, press on, press on.
Margaret Glenn Matters
Justin H. Knecht
O Jesus, our dear Master,Thy works, now understood,Reveal their full effulgenceThrough love and brotherhood.Today Christ’s precious ScienceThy healing power makes plain:With joy may all obey theeAnd cast out sin and pain.
The Christ, eternal manhood,As God’s own Son beloved,A tender ever-presenceWithin each heart is proved.O God, our Father-Mother,Thy name we see expressedBy man, who in Thy ScienceIs perfect, holy, blessed.
O Science, God-sent messageTo tired humanity,Thou art Love’s revelationOf Truth that makes us free.Thy kingdom, God, within usShows forth Love’s sweet control.God’s idea, man, rejoices;He knows the reign of Soul.
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