—>We’re back at the Eastern Bank community room! Details, call-in #, etc. below.<—
Been chewing on this paragraph for a little while now:
I am Spirit. Man, whose senses are spiritual, is my likeness. He reflects the infinite understanding, for I am Infinity. The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, — all are Mine, for I am God. I give immortality to man, for I am Truth. I include and impart all bliss, for I am Love. I give life, without beginning and without end, for I am Life. I am supreme and give all, for I am Mind. I am the substance of all, because I AM THAT I AM.
–Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 252-253
There’s a lot of good stuff in this passage that speaks for itself; I don’t need to try to articulate it for you. But for me, I’ve found it inspiring to just marinate in these ideas a bit, and feel what they mean for me.
(In Science and Health, there are a couple of places where Mary Baker Eddy gives a succinct definition of God. Here’s one of them, found in the spiritual Glossary she gives in the back of the book. The passage above is slightly more fleshed-out.)
And I hope that wherever you are, you can feel those identifying characteristics of God, lifting you to experience new ideas and guiding you to learn what you need.
Tomorrow, those of us in this society are holding our Sunday prayer meeting—”holding watch,” as it were. Any and all are free to come and listen, participate, pray, or just take it all in.
NOTE: We’ll open up the bank room tomorrow 15 min. before the service, for any who’d like to come and partake of some quiet prayer time first. (Phone folks, we’ll be sticking to our usual call-in time, a few minutes before the start of the service.)
Christa and the C.S. Society of JP
Details about tomorrow’s service:
@ Eastern Bank Community Room. 687 Centre St, Jamaica Plain (map).
(605) 475-4000 x.636128 – for remote attendees
10:35am – 11:35am-ish, EST
-An hour of singing, contemplative prayer, readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and pure Love.