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 Application GEMs TO CHERISH FOR THEIR ALL-PRESERVING POWER AND FREEING JOY!
Let God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in you sparkle brightly with insights from Cobbey Crisler & others as inspired by The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

 “God the Preserver of Man”
for June 6 — 12, 2022**

**TODAY, Sunday, June 5th, FILL YOUR HEART WITH WORLDWIDE-SUNG SONGS OF PRAISE TO GOD in an ONLINE CEDARS HYMN SING! at 7pm Central Time (with a special prelude at 6:40pm CT, 7:40 ET, 5:40MT, 4:30PT) Details at end**

(Cobbey’s insights are shared with the blessing of Janet Crisler janetcrisler7@gmail.com)
by Warren Huff, CedarS Executive Director Emeritus, warren@cedarscamps.org


APPLY JESUS’ TIPS ON HOW TO BETTER CONTROL YOUR THINKING! (in the Responsive Reading-RR)
from the Sermon on the Mount & Cobbey insights on Matt 6:24-33 that lines up with Luke 12: 22-31 (RR):

[Cobbey Crisler:] (Matt. 6:25 & Luke 12:22-23). “Now Jesus is going to show us how to control our thinking better than we have been able to thus far. This is the first of several verses which begin ‘Take no thought’ or utilizing that concept.
“Let’s determine just what thought-taking is. Does it mean to be thoughtless? Thought-taking is the way Jesus is using this in context. It’s anxiety, it’s care, its concern.  Alright, let’s ask ourselves how we do in this test.
‘Take no thought for your life, what you are going to eat, drink, or wear.’ How much time do we give in any day to those three objectives, eating, drinking, wearing? Then Jesus said, ‘Do you know what? It’s not the menu that counts so much as your life which is bigger than what you’re eating, and your body, or identity, much bigger than what you wear.’
(Matt. 6:26 & Luke 12:24), ‘Look at the fowls of the air; they don’t sow or reap, but your heavenly Father feedeth them.’ I’d like to say that that thought-taking also can run to the taking of photographs because I’m convinced there was something more than a human hand in one of the photographs. Gordon Converse and I were traveling in a little yellow Volkswagen down by the Sea of Galilee. I saw a field of wheat blowing in the wind, just beautiful. I said to him, “Hey. there’s our Biblical verse, ”the wind bloweth where it listest’ (John 3:8). Let’s go get that wheat.”
That was a human plan, as we found out very shortly. Because we got down there and Gordon opened the window of our little Volkswagen and rolled it down. Got his camera ready. Right in front of the camera came forty to fifty birds. And there they are, feeding right off the wheat.
You would have to stand there a century to get that picture. And here it was a couple of feet in front of us. If you study those birds carefully, you will see that some have the wheat in their mouths already, some have some are just landing. He froze those birds’ positions with his camera. I looked at Gordon thunderstruck because I said, ‘I’m sorry, we’d better change the Bible verse, we’ve just been handed another one.’ That is, ‘Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.’ …
(Matt. 6:28 or Luke 12:27). Or, ‘What you’re wearing, why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.’ They’re disappearing from the Holy Land rapidly with all this building, but you can still see some of them…. all red anemones behind the snow-covered 10,000 foot peak of Mount Hermon is absolutely magnificent. There’s no difficulty at all when you’re visiting the Holy Land in the Spring to love your anemone. They’re simply magnificent.
(Matt. 6:29 or Luke 12:27). You can understand really why it says, ‘That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.’
(Matt. 6:33 or Luke 12:31).  And then Jesus gives the priority equation, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  In other words, is what we eat, drink or wear of no significance? They are natural and normal on earth. He’s not wiping them all out as if it were a branch of some ascetic cult. But rather, ‘Seek God first and all these things will be added.’ Added. The heavenly law of mathematics is priority first and all those that we would normally take thought of would come into our experience naturally. Instead of wasting so much good mental time, taking thought, worrying, and being anxious, we spend that same time seeking the kingdom of God, and all those things come naturally as a result of that.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


BE CLAD BY “FEAR-NOT…” ANGEL MESSAGES! (Isaiah 41:10, cit. B5, Isa. 43:5 & Daniel 10:19) An example of a Cobbey Crisler Sunday School student who proved God is “… the one who saves me from violence.” (II Samuel 22:3 plus Isa. 43:5, 1 John 4:18, Job 3:25)

[Cobbey Crisler on handling thoughts of fear:] “Fear… resting in the thought of everyone, especially today, with so many things that seem to be happening unexpectedly. Is that all accumulating in the form of suppressed fear? Look at what Job says happens.
“…the thing that I have greatly feared is come upon me…” (Job 3:25)
What is the relationship between the fear and the thing? … It’s magnetic.

If we understand that to be true about the quality of fear in thought, would anyone be afraid again? Would anyone in his right mind want to be afraid again? If we knew all that fear was doing— was attracting the thing that we were afraid of— right to us? Just think of the disservice so many Hollywood movies do, if this is correct. Also, ask yourself, if it is a coincidence, that right after we see certain movies, that we suddenly find the same disasters are occurring? The focus is human thought!

This is one of the most beautiful exposures of the nature of this to-and-fro evil to attack humanity. Our effort must be to break that magnetism so that the thing feared cannot come to man individually or collectively, because there’s nothing in thought to attract it.

The textbook gives us the solution to fear, the textbook of the Bible. Because 1st John (4:18) gives us the solution to fear. What is it? “Perfect Love castest out fear:” What kind of love? It’s got to be perfect, not a chink in it, in the armor. Is that stating to us that only in thought is a complete defense, or panoply (a complete suit of armor), with the threat of something that otherwise would be fearsome indeed?

[Powerful application example shared by Cobbey:] One of my Sunday School students once had the rest of the class on the edges of their chairs as a result of an experience she had just that week. It illustrates this. She was walking home very late at night after an extension course at a local college in a very poor area of town, not lit very well. As she was walking through suddenly she heard a car behind her. It squealed its brakes, stopped at the curb, and out jumped four leather-jacketed “gentlemen.” They ran right towards her, grabbed her, and started dragging her into the nearby woods.

Here comes the big question, like it came from Noah, like it came for Daniel, like it came for Job. Here it is still a question mark in her thought. That girl had been used to studying the Bible. She was pretty good with it theoretically. Here came an opportunity to see if it had any practical value. Of course, you don’t think too intellectually at times like that. She said to the class that all that came to her was something she hadn’t even recognized was from the Bible. She never even remembered reading it. It was (from Isaiah 41:10, cit. B5 & Isa. 43:5) “Fear not for I am with you.” She kept shouting that at the top of her lungs, “Fear not for I am with you.”

Here was a mob scene. Something in the human nature of one of those boys was touched by that higher sense because it broke up the mob slightly. He said, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s let her alone. She’s not that kind of a girl.” That brief stopping of what looked like the inevitable was sufficient for a car, just coming around to catch the scene in its headlights. It was a police car. The boys dropped her fast, got into their car and took off. The policemen, sizing it up quickly, stopped, went over to this gal and picked her up and said, “Would you like a ride home? Are you alright?” She said, “Yes, thank you very much.” She rode in the car with the policemen back to her house and the driver said, “You know, little lady, how lucky you are. This isn’t our regular beat. Our beat’s one block up from here. But my buddy said, ‘Hey, tonight, why don’t we just go down and check that area?’ So, I agreed and we went.”

That gal, in really reaching out for the only possible help—there was no human help — had apparently touched the solution for her experience that could be the solution for all of us. What needed to be counteracted in thought was fear, because look what came to her, “Fear not!” Why? The textbook answer, “For I am with thee.” Just that mustard seed was able to counteract what would have been the magnetic attraction to the thing she greatly feared. It was also apparently enough to, not only reach the thought of one boy, but perhaps even to alert the policemen to an idea that they had not contemplated on the previous night.

And everything arrived at once. You can imagine what that meant to the kids when they heard that in Sunday School and to me as well. I’ve always kind of taken it as a beautiful example of what Job is saying here in revealing the nature of fear. (Job 3:25)

There’s a movie ad I read not too recently showing that we’re almost gluttons for punishment as far as human nature is concerned. That movie ad—maybe you’ve seen it—it promises audiences in big, bold headlines, “AT LAST—TOTAL TERROR!” (Laughter) Who wants total terror? But people are paying money for it! When they leave that theater, what’s dancing on their eyelids and their mental memory as far as these things are concerned? What does a knock on the door, or a scream in the night, or anything else now mean in terms of the helplessness of man and man shoved back into no-dominion-at-all, but fatalistically waiting for what comes?”
“The Case of Job,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


“FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR;
BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND.” (II Timothy 1:7, citation B8)

It’s fun to see “sound mind” as a Biblical promise of mental health which is especially needed lately. “Sound mind” is also most often translated as “self-control”…

Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers

(7) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear.—Or better, perhaps, the spirit of cowardice—that cowardice which manifests itself by a timidity and shrinking in the daily difficulties which the Christian meets with in the warfare for the kingdom of God. (Comp. John 14:27, and Revelation 21:8.) “Hath not given us,” in this particular case, refers to the time when Timothy and St. Paul were admitted into the ministry. The Holy Spirit is no Spirit, be it remembered, which works cowardice in men. But the reference is also a far broader one than merely to the Holy Spirit conferred on ministers of the Lord at ordination. It is a grave reminder to Christians of every age and degree that all cowardice, all dread of danger, all shrinking from doing one’s duty for fear of man’s displeasure, proceeds not from the Spirit of God.

“But of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.—Instead of rendering the Greek word by “a sound mind,” it were better to substitute the translation, self-control. The Holy Spirit works, in those to whom it is given, power, or strength, to fight the fight of God, power, not only patiently to endure, but also to strike good blows for Christ—the power, for instance, of steadfastness in resisting temptation, the strong will which guides other weaker ones along the narrow way “of love.” It works, too, in those to whom God gives the blessed gift, that strange, sweet love for others which leads to noble deeds of self-surrender—that love which never shrinks from a sacrifice which may benefit the friend or even the neighbour. And lastly, the Spirit works in us “self-control”—selbst-beherrschung—that power which, in the man or woman living in and mixing with the world, and exposed to its varied temptations and pleasures, is able to regulate and to keep in a wise subjection, passions, desires, impulses.”


TO PLEASE GOD, GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT’S SPIRITUAL, NOT TO THE FLESH!

Cobbey Crisler & Mary Baker Eddy on cit. B8, Romans 8:5-9 (following Romans 8:1, 2 “There is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”)

[Cobbey:] “Remember the consistency of the Scripture. This is what turns us into students.  The consistency of the Scripture would force us to study in depth how we please God.  Here is ‘My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.’  How do we please God? Do you remember any particular Scriptural statements on that?… One of the things that Paul says about it in Romans 8:8 is, ‘They that are in the flesh (they that are earthly minded, who obey the lower nature) cannot please God.’ “
“What Mark Recorded,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**

 [Warren again: The preceding verses, Romans 8:5-7/cit. B8, with other translations shed more light on the challenge of earthly-minded body worship that seems prevalent today in obsessions with fitness, diet, revealing “selfies”…  (Verse 5) “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”  (“People who are controlled by the physical, think of what is physical: and people who are controlled by the spiritual, think of—give their attention to—what is spiritual.” Goodspeed (Verse 6) “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”  (“But to set the mind on the flesh brings death, whereas to set the mind on the Spirit brings life and peace.” The New Testament: A New Translation (Olaf M. Norlie)

These passages and many more from Mary Baker Eddy have helped heal body-worship and lots of resulting ills and issues: “Paul said, ‘Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.’ Sooner or later we shall learn that the fetters of man’s finite capacity are forged by the illusion that he lives in body instead of in Soul, in matter instead of in Spirit.”  (S&H 223:2)

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.” (S&H 468:9)

These ideas from Miscellaneous Writings describe the form, color, light, and beauty of our world being loved promises and representatives “of the beauty, grandeur, and glory of the immortal Mind.” (Mis. 87)  “My sense of the beauty of the universe is, that beauty typifies holiness, and is something to be desired.  Earth is more spiritually beautiful to my gaze now than when it was more earthly to the eyes of Eve. The pleasant sensations of human belief, of form and color, must be spiritualized, until we gain the glorified sense of substance as in the new heaven and earth, the harmony of body and Mind…

“Even the human conception of beauty, grandeur, and utility is something that defies a sneer. It is more than imagination. It is next to divine beauty and the grandeur of Spirit. It lives with our earth-life, and is the subjective state of high thoughts. The atmosphere of mortal mind constitutes our mortal environment. What mortals hear, see, feel, taste, smell, constitutes their present earth and heaven: but we must grow out of even this pleasing thralldom, and find wings to reach the glory of supersensible Life; then we shall soar above, as the bird in the clear ether of the blue temporal sky.

“To take all earth’s beauty into one gulp of vacuity and label beauty nothing, is ignorantly to caricature God’s creation, which is unjust to human sense and to the divine realism. In our immature sense of spiritual things, let us say of the beauties of the sensuous universe: ‘I love your promise; and shall know, some time, the spiritual reality and substance of form, light,
and color, of what I now through you discern dimly; and knowing this, I shall be satisfied. Matter is a frail conception of mortal mind; and mortal mind is a poorer representative of the beauty, grandeur, and glory of the immortal Mind.’”
  (Miscellaneous Writings,
86:14- 87:14)]


TO PRESERVE THE REAL YOU, (as well as your travels, companionship & income) CALL ON YOUR GREAT PHYSICIAN
[Prequel & postlude to Psalm 121:5, 7/cit. B9
by Cobbey:]

[Cobbey:] “Psalm 121, Verses 3 and 4. Let’s remember that the Bible tells us that the Great Physician has no off-hours; “He that keepeth thee will not slumber.”  There are no busy circuits, no vacations, no fully booked calendars.  You can get right to God, and there is a security system built in Verse 8*, “The Lord shall preserve thy going out* and thy coming in* from this time forth, and for ever.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler

**[Warren: Psalm 121:8 is annually a key metaphysical citation to support those coming-in and going out from CedarS. We all apply it to help affirm divinely-safe arrivals and departures when hundreds are travelling to and from CedarS from all over the world.]
**[Here’s a semi-humorous, one of my wordplay offering: “Psalm 121.8 establishes a helpful divine basis for those seeking right relationships and supply.  “You can rest easy that it’s God who cares for your “going out” (your dating
and companionship) and who provides for your “coming in” (or your in-come) forever!”]


BE ALL-IN FOR GOD AS YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY SING HYMN 499
(as inspired by this week’s citation B11, Isaiah 45:22, 24)
Written and composed by DESIREE GOYETTE, CedarS staff & parent

I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.
I girded thee, I girded thee,
Though thou hast not even known Me.
But know that from the rising sun
To the west there is none beside Me,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

I am the Truth, there is none else;
There is no Truth beside Me.
Infinite light, bountiful, bright,
Is ever present to guide thee.
Beloved and free, eternally,
Perfect peace and joy I provide thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

Innocent one, sinless and pure,
Nothing can ever divide thee.
Governed by Love, you are secure;
I am forever beside thee.
So rest and know wher-e’er you go,
Home and heaven cannot be denied thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 499:1–3)

POEM NOTES:
Isaiah 45:5, 6, 22/citation B2


A LET-US DIET PERFECT FOR EACH OF US AND FOR THE WHOLE WORLD!

[Warren;] Let us give thought and action to the following divine directives to memorize from citation S15. [As a memory device, I think of this happy call to healthy action as our “Model Lettuce diet” or our “Excellent Let-us plan”]:

Let-us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let-us rejoice that we are subject to the divine “powers that be.” (citation S15, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 249:6–9)
(Bold italics added for Let us)

Mary Baker Eddy uses the words Let us 28 times in Science and Health, and 67 times in her other writings, plus there are 40 more Let us combos in the Hymnal! So, you could chew on different blends of let us every day of a season and apply or dress them to best suit your taste and meet the needs of the day.

For example, another favorite mixed-green combo of mine is at the top of that same page 249 of Science and Health: “Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence.” (SH 249:1)

Let-us joyously affirm together that God is in charge of our country and of our leaders and of the whole wide world. It’s uplifting to know that “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” The imbedded link above to the original version shares a spiritual written in World War II by Obie Philpot, a Native American of the Cherokee tribe.  It speaks of God as our creator and protector. You might also enjoy an add-on version of soulful, prayer-filled, black voices that I found inspiring in these two YouTube video offerings. )

Mary Baker Eddy adds rich Bible-based connections to let us confidently affirm God’s control of “every event of our careers.” (Unity of Good, 3:28)  She writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Understanding the control which Love held (holds) over all, …” we can feel as safe in the pandemic as “…Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den” and can prove the virus to be as harmless, as “Paul proved the viper to be harmless.” (514:26)

 To round out and wrap-up our “Model Let-us diet:” let-us affirm that “…the LORD is our judge [in charge of the judicial branch], the LORD is our lawgiver [in charge of the legislative branch], the LORD is our king [in charge of the executive branch], he will save us.”  (Isaiah 33:22)


CHERISH a CHRISTLY COMPASSION to HEAL, FEED OTHERS & have DOMINION!
Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 14:14 (similar to Matt. 15:30-38, cit. B15)

[Cobbey:] Matthew 14: Verse 14 (similar to Matt. 15:30, cit. B15) “But the multitudes followed him.” Instead of saying, “Look, will you let a man be alone for once,” he turned around with compassion and healed their sick.”
(Verse 15-20). And out comes the famous loaves-and-fishes incident in which everyone is fed, with a balance left over despite the fact that we’re dealing with thousands of people. …
And, right after this (Verses 24-33) we have the walking-on-the-sea incident.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[Warren:] A concomitant idea: Find in divine economics that our Shepherd’s supply is inexhaustible, because “LOVE IS, LIKE 5 LOAVES AND 2 FISHES—ALWAYS TOO LITTLE, UNTIL YOU START GIVING IT AWAY!” (See a Download at the bottom of the online version of these GEMs this message on my t-shirt above an artist’s representration of it in ceramic tile. I got it in January 2020 on a Principia Lifelong Learning trip to the Holy Lands, led by our professor son, Dr. Barry Huff.)

Cobbey Crisler on Mark 6:35-44 (similar to Matthew 14:14-21 and Matt. 15:30-38, cit. B15)
[Cobbey:] “The only so-called miracle in all four gospels is the feeding of the “five thousand,” (and also one this week of the feeding of the four thousand”) Mark, Verses 35-44. I put it in quotes because they were only counting the men. Out of the little boy’s lunch box comes five loaves and two fishes. We hear that from the gospel of John Chapter 6, Verse 13. They feed a multitude. Now we have a lesson on economics given to us by the Master. He didn’t regard that as a problem either. No Malthusian limitation on man that we’re going to outgrow our supply, and, therefore, we should kill off sectors of the human race in order to meet the supply. That’s Malthus and his philosophy of necessity. But we find Jesus saying instead in Matthew 14:16, “They need not depart.” Malthus says they need to be killed, but Jesus is saying, “They need not depart.”

“Mark 6.37. The disciples say it would be impossible to feed the multitude, that it would take about “two hundred pennyworth.” The group was considerably more than five thousand if you count the women and the children.

“What Jesus said to all the disciples made them become part of the remedy. Twelve baskets were taken around. There were twelve disciples. Each one was made to participate in the abundant result and learn from it. They started out with only five loaves and two fishes. [In feeding the four thousand in Matthew 15:30-38) it was with 7 fishes with 7 baskets of left-overs) They ended up with more fragments left over than they had when they started out. More available. That’s divine economics. It doesn’t exhaust.”
“What Mark Recorded,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


PROVE NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE WHEN YOU SAY NO to EVERY LIE & YES to AFFIRM EVERY TRUTH OF THE CASE.  Cobbey Crisler on Jesus healing epilepsy (Matt. 17:14-21/cit. B20) –in Mark 9:17-29 & Luke 9:38-43 Jesus addresses the parent’s thought first):

[Cobbey:] “We have healings throughout Mark which require your study. We have an epileptic child healed in the next few verses, 17 through 29.
Verse 21. Jesus recognizes that the first patient is the father and his thinking. [“and he asked his father, how long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.”… ]
Verse 23. He turns and deals with the father, his parental thought. [“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe: help thou mine unbelief.”]
Verse 25-27. Jesus then deals with the young man.
Verse 29 says, “This kind of healing.” Because the disciples had failed, this healing required two things, “prayer and fasting.” You can say this in another way using two other words: “No” and “Yes” [as Mary Baker Eddy titled one of her works on scientific, mental healing.] Fasting is what we say “no” to and prayer is what we’re affirming. Once again, we see that we are given the rules of healing.”
“What Mark Recorded” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

More:
17th Chapter of Jeremiah, Verse 14, “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed.” There’s Jeremiah’s prayer. “Save me and I shall be saved.”
The Anchor Bible points out that the word “salvation” as used in the Old Testament is often used in terms of a not-guilty verdict in court. Salvation is often used in the Old Testament in terms that we would understand today as a not-guilty verdict in court.

The salvation of man would eventually include a verdict of not-guilty, or innocent. This is, of course, the entire theme of Job, his guilt or innocence.”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


YOU AND ALL HUMANITY ARE PROMISED REST WHEN WE COME TO CHRIST’S COMFORT!
Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 11:28-30 (cit. B22
)

[Jesus invites us all in Verse 28:] “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.”

[Cobbey:] “How much of humanity is included? “I will give you rest” He was saying that at a moment in his own history when his back had every justification to bend under a load. But he was saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

(Verse 29). “Take my yoke.” It’s definitely a yoke, isn’t it? “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.”  The yoke is our obligation to learn to be a disciple. That is the yoke.

Verse 30 describes that yoke, compared with the world’s burdens which we seem to be glibly carrying anyway. Choose, rather, his yoke, which he says “is easy, and his burden is light.” This has a wonderful meaning to those who have known Jesus was a carpenter as a youth. Some normal items made in the carpenter’s shop of that day would have included yokes.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[W: Consider the links forged to this idea by Kerry Jenkins in her Met for Section 6 this week where she shares Bible Lens research and applies it at https://cedarscamps.org/inspiration/article/13634/

Warren: There are some great, applied ideas in one of my favorite, one-page  articles called “Spiritually Light-Hearted.” It was written by Principia’s Founder, Mary Kimball Morgan, CS, in Education at the Principia, page 222. Read it to help get off the “hamster wheel” of just running and running in circles but not really getting anywhere. It is only by devoting whatever we do to Love that we find we are feeling more at peace, more joy in our work and daily tasks. It’s always the right time to cultivate unselfed love and joy and so be a “Spiritually Light-Hearted … master of your work!”]
Below are a few applicable sentences from “Spiritually Light-Hearted:”]
“Always insist on being master of your work. God would not give you something to do and fail to give you the wisdom, strength, and grace necessary to accomplish it. He does not demand of us what he does not equip us to do. Then we should go about our work confidently and joyously, grateful for every opportunity to serve God and mankind….

“Get rid of the sense of burden before continuing your work, for heaviness of thought cannot glorify God…
“Seek to find deeper joy in your work. One can be deeply in earnest and at the same time spiritually light-hearted.”
“Education at The Principia,”
by Founder of The Principia, Mary Kimball Morgan, CS, p. 222

 [Warren’s P.S. As Downloadable attachments at the bottom of  the online GEMs, are wall-hung reminders to quit taking any burden (or any thing) personally!

Left/1st Download in online version: Reminder over the desk of Ruth E. Huff, CedarS Founder, Executive Director Emeritus.
Right/2nd Download in online version: Love is your “pulling partner” an “easy yoke” Reminder for Warren Huff, CedarS Exec. Dir. Emeritus:


REMEMBER (GIVE LOVING ATTENTION) TO THE FACT THAT THE C.O.T. ALWAYS BEATS THE BED! [Warren: I coined this helpful C.O.T. acrostic from Science & Health: “The Consciousness Of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.” (218:7, cit. 27)

 

Applying this idea from citation S27 in this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson has helped me feel well-rested, even when I haven’t had as many hours of sleep as normal.  The open secret is to give a priority to feeling never sorry for yourself, but instead joyously alive in the Consciousness Of Truth in all your waking hours. “COT-rest (Consciousness-Of-Truth-rest) always beats mere BED-rest)! I’ve been happy to prove this on every short night when I’ve had to “sleep fast” for one good reason or another.    

SH 218:7

“The consciousness of Truth rests us more than hours of repose in unconsciousness.”

 [**Warren: TONIGHT, SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH, EXPERIENCE THE DIVINELY POWERFUL PRAYERS OF AN ONLINE CEDARS HYMN SING! Fill your heart with worldwide-sung songs of praise to God on the first Sunday “evening” of every month at 7pm Central Time. That’s 8pm Eastern, 6pm Mountain and 5pm Pacific Time. (There will be a special prelude by Hymn Sing leaders and songwriters, Matthew and Davya, at 6:40pm CT). You can sign-up for email reminders of the CedarS Hymn Sings!  They have been enjoyed by simultaneous singers from 23 countries and all 50 states! — all more united than ever as we together  “touch the fringes of eternity” (Hymn 64:3 – “The way leads upward and its goal draws nearer, / Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free; / The vision infinite to me grows clearer, / I touch the fringes of eternity.”**

Zoom Link:

  • Join here with one click (password embedded).
  • Meeting ID: 276 331 031
  • Password: 736307
  • Please see details below to join by phone.

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Meeting ID: 276 331 031

Password: 736307

Find international call-in numbers: https://zoom.us/u/aeJGz7aKei

Hymn Sings in 2022: We hope you’ll join us the first Sunday of each month in 2022 at 7:00pm Central to sing along with these musicians:

  • June 5: Matthew Hammond and Davya Flaharty
  • July 3: Stephen Hanlin at Mary’s Chapel
  • TBD…

Please share this invitation with anybody who could be blessed by this healing activity. All are welcome!

With love,

The CedarS Team

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