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I look at the lilies outside my window and wonder how I can be that peaceful and beautiful without saying a word or doing anything but being.

liliesSong of Solomon 2:2 ESV

As a lily among brambles,
    so is my love among the young women.

When working on the 6th edition of 21st Century Science and Health, this sentence was revealed:

“Faith, advanced to understanding, gains evidence of Spirit.”

I think, human beings have faith, whether religious or not. We have faith is something, even if it’s in a random world. I choose to believe in an ordered world, but spiritual and I can experience my faith advance into an understanding of this world.

I first have to order my thinking. Instead of thinking I’m a lacking human being, I can start thinking of myself as a complete individual image of Spirit. This allows me to see the good that already exists, rather than try to “get” something.

 

Many of us make lists.

We read in The Message, “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?” Ps. 15:1

I can interpret this to mean, invite yourself!

We can invite our self to eat spiritual truths, to share spiritual truths and love.

That’s what my husband does, in a way.

Yesterday, we were traveling by car and I was driving. With too many ideas in my head, I asked my husband, Doug, to make a list of all the things I need to do this month.

He located paper and pen and began listing. It wasn’t until this morning that I noticed what he wrote…

Notice within red circle

 

 

 

Circled in the green line it says, Give Doug hug and kiss. It also mentions Bryan’s birthday, a person we are very proud of. I think God is proud of us when we do the best we can and improve each day.

 

 

I also appreciate the rest of the Psalm 15

“Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. 3-4 “Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. “Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe. “You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.”

 

From 21st Century Science and Health:

“If God causes a person to be sick, sickness must be good and therefore health must be evil, for all that He makes is good and will stand forever. Or, if violation of God’s law produces sickness, it is right to be sick; and we cannot if we would, and should not if we could, annul the decrees of wisdom. It is the transgression of a belief of human mind, not of a physical law or law of divine Mind, which causes the belief of sickness. The remedy is Truth, not mortality with its beginnings and endings—the truth that disease is illusion. Anything unlike God is unreal.

“If sickness is real, it belongs to spirituality; if sickness is true, it is a part of Truth. Would you attempt with drugs, or without, to destroy a quality or condition of Truth? Let’s say sickness is not real. Let’s say sickness and sin are unfiltered and unprocessed images that can be filtered and processed by divine Science to show us health, holiness, and spirituality. This process or clarification of information is accomplished through Spirit, Christ, or the advanced appearing of Truth. This is the deliverance which comes through God, the divine Principle, Love, as demonstrated by Jesus.”