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Ken Cooper’s “POETIC POSTLUDE” shares poetry inspired by Bible stories in this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:

“LOVE”
For Sunday, February 4th 2024


  •  Click “WITH LOVING KINDNESS HAVE I DRAWN THEE” This poem starts with the recognition that what is true never changes. 2+2=4. No less and no more.  What God, Love, does is always complete. If we imagine ourselves as a picture, drawn by an artist, we are the expression of what the artist sees and knows, and wanted to share. We are drawn by Love, and reflect what Love is. There is no other painter involved.

No matter what the material senses may try to hide, dark thoughts are false, and the light of understanding reveals what we truly are. The dark thoughts exposed in the lesson this week are all removed, replaced by the light of Love.

What follows in this poem was the source of the journal poem shown below, published last year.

  • Click “GOD CREATED ME”, (LOVE CREATED ME).  This shared Christian Science Journal poem highlights the fact that it is God that has created us, and when we recognise that Love is a name for God, we know that in that Love we live and move and have our being, not afar of, but now. John’s vision is not of the future, it is the beauty of now. Now is forever.

 

  • Click “I WILL NEVER GO BACK!”, a poem that describes the experience of living in the kingdom of heaven! We can never go back if we never left…

For I recognise now that God’s kingdom IS come;

And the Comforter, Truth, has been here all along!

 Love never stops being love, the infinite is never less, and embraces us all.

  •  Click “SON, THOU ART EVER WITH ME” a shared Christian Science Journal poem that demonstrates the power of Love in removing all negative thoughts and embraces the present!

 

I weep for joy,

grasp tight my Father’s hand,

and go to greet my brother ….

 Who is my brother? The command to Peter was “Feed my sheep.”

 

  • Click “MARY OF BETHANY: REVELATION!” a moving monologue read by Sue, sharing the experience of Mary from the death to the resurrection of Lazarus, the realisation that man can never be separated from the love of God.

A feeling of Love swept over everyone gathered there, – Love that contained within it the essence of Life….

 I felt that presence of God even more closely, recognised that life was  part of what we are in God – that in Jesus’ eyes Lazarus had never died, had never been separate from God.

 LOVE AND LIFE ARE INSEPARABLE. WE ARE AT ONE WITH GOD.


Copies of these poems are available in pdf format in color and B&W as DOWNLOADS at the bottom of the online version of this Poetic Prelude to this week’s Bible Lesson. The full range of Ken’s videos on YouTube can be found on KenGCooperPoetry.  All Ken’s poetry and other writings can be found on Ken Cooper Poetry. (Links work on Metaphysical page).

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