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Ken Cooper’s “POETIC POSTLUDE” shares poetry inspired by Bible citations that SHARE THE JOY OF REALITY, THE JOY OF NOW, in this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:

For Sunday, September 24, 2023

GOD DOES NOT DO “TOMORROW”; GOD IS NOW, “I AM THAT I AM”. The fundamental point of perfect God and perfect man is not that this is for some variable future time, dependent upon how much we may understand: it is the perfection of what God understands and is, right at this moment, right now.

In the same way, we do not have to wait for healing, for in the kingdom of heaven, within you and me, healing is not necessary. Perfection does not change: it is constantly expressing itself as the infinity of God’s glory, what God is enjoying as “I AM”.

NOW, Never (Of) When!

If something has to reach perfection, it must be imperfect now.  But there is no imperfection, never has been, in the kingdom of heaven. “Perfection underlies reality.” (S Cit.5 p353:16-17.) In other words, PERFECTION IS PRESENT AND CONSTANT REALITY, FOR GOD IS ALL-IN-ALL. Perfection is meaningless unless it means NOW, which it does!

In the beginning was the Word: “Let there be light” and this lit the cosmos! The revelation of what God is seeing and knowing! We are that light, the manifestation of Mind, the proof of “GOD IS”.



2 Corinthians 06:02   God says, “When the right time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came and was there to save you.” Behold and understand! That time is always now. This is always the moment, right now, of your salvation and freedom.


Psalm 118:24  This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us therefore be full of joy, celebrating all the time! Be happy and glad!

Psalm 119:18  Open up my mind and let my eyes behold the beauty and wonder of all that You have done, the perfect expression of all that You are! Let me behold Eternal Principle, the constant manifestation of Thy Law and Word.

Psalms 119:37  Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things! Let me discover and experience the true and full life of being ever with You!

Romans 13:11 (to 🙂  Do this now. You all know the times in which we live! So, come on, we need you to wake up to reality!

“God rests in action.”(SH, p. 519:25)  Love does not have to work at being what it is. The understanding of Mind rests on the natural Principle of its own being. The image does not stress and strain to reflect. It is simply obedient to its source. It doesn’t reflect in ten or twelve minutes, a day or two, next year, but instantly, now.   

Jesus said: “I can of mine own self do nothing”. (see John 5:30) He dismissed the belief of duality, a separate mind from God, an independent image!! “Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.” (B cit. 12 John 13:31). “The true light now shineth.” (B cit.13 see 1 John 2:8).



Bible verses are taken from my combined translations, a free copy of which is available on an excel spreadsheet for those who may be interested. The spreadsheet also includes a genealogy from Adam to Jesus, with related notes. Shared with love. Write to Ken on

Copies of these poems are available in pdf format in color and B&W as DOWNLOADS in 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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