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Christine Irby Williams Post Script on Greater Works, John 14:12:
(reprinted from Warren's Met on "Christian Science" for 12-29-13):
“Jesus said… Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father…” (John 14:12) Christine Irby Williams nicely tackled the tough question of what works could possibly be greater than what Jesus did in a wonderful precamp inspirational talk to CedarS staff this May as well as in part of an inspirational address for the Christian Science Nurses conference at CedarS this September. She essentially said, in part: “Have you ever wondered what in the world Jesus meant by greater works? It does sound a little daunting.

We read almost every week in the Bible Lesson something such as Jesus “went about…healing ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of disease among the people.” He fed 5,000 men plus women and children with what had appeared to everyone else as a few loaves and fishes. He walked on water and suspended time and space. He raised to life a child who appeared to have just passed away, a young man who was on his way to be buried, and Lazarus, who had been in the grave four days already. And then, of course, he raised himself after the crucifixion, and he ascended. So, what could possibly be greater than any, much less all, of that?

I’ve often wondered, and I’m still pondering his promise… There has been one particular area in which it’s likely that we’ve all been aware that there is plenty of room for “greater works,” and that is working together, or what might be called collective demonstration: in families, church work, any kind of organizational work-in a church context or otherwise, in neighborhoods, in governments of all sizes, in nations, among the people, and in the world at large.

Would you agree with me that these are areas that could benefit from the light of Truth, the touch of the Comforter-the healing and saving ministries of divine Love? Might we be so bold as to think about tackling the environment? World peace? World hunger? {W: A pandemic and its economic outfalls?] If not, why not? If so, let’s get on with it! Let us “then up and be doing,” as our hymn [#18] says!” You can read more inspiration on this and other topics from Christine that she shared at the 2012 Fern Lodge Annual Meeting. The link below appears to no longer work, but you might get a new link by calling (510) 886 2448 or emailing info@fernlodge.org

[Old link not working is http://fernlodge.org/2012/11/jesus-promise-you-will-do-greater-works/ ]

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