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KEN’S POETIC PRELUDE for this week Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:
“God for July 4, 2021

See KEN COOPER POEMS in the Christian Science Sentinel – “I AM THAT I AM” and “No Problem”. Plus enjoy “The Widow of Nain”, — a YouTube video narrated by Ken’s wife, Sue, related to Jesus raising her son from the dead in Luke 7:11-16/citation B19.  These offerings bring extra inspiration to this week’s Bible Lesson. 

[Ken wrote:] “If one were asked what is the most important word in the English language, what would the answer be? Looking on Google, “the” comes first, but looked at in its widest sense, the most important word  I would suggest is GOD”, for God is all there is. Mary Baker Eddy defines God as “The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.” (SH Cit:1). This covers everything! When you have defined(discovered!) God, there is, and can be, nothing else.

“On a similar tack, the word INFINITE is the only single word necessary to accompany what God is, for if God is not infinite , He / She is not God: As God is Mind, how can Mind, indeed anyone of the seven synonyms, not be everywhere?  Mary Baker Eddy states: “Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, — that is, all power, all presence, all Science.” (SH 275:20–23). This is the essence of God the essence of “I AM THAT I AM” (Bible citation B1 . There is no “I WAS “ or “WILL BE”. There is only the reality of NOW.

“The moment we accept that God is infinite, we accept what we have in the last reference of this week’s lesson, – the maximum (and minimum) of good “the maximum of good is the infinite God, and His idea, the All-in-all.” There is nothing else, nowhere else. Recognition of this fact is The Comforter referred to last week, and if a third most important word could be added to “GODandINFINITE it would surely be LOVE”.

“When we have God, who is INFINITE LOVE, what more can we want besides, what else is there to reflect. My Sentinel-shared poem for this week (one of two)  is “I AM THAT I AM”, the description of God that God gave to Moses, and stands for all time. God is the Word, ever-speaking to us all, Love reflected in love, all there is to see. What a joy to know that Perfect God means perfect man! This is the ultimate. (S&H citation S11)

“God is infinite light, and we reflect Love’s light. All the healings of Jesus reveal his understanding that in light there is no darkness. Whatever the problem, palsy, leprosy, death, we see that no darkness can interfere with the flow of light and love.  The result is that in God the warmth of Love brings perfect Mother-comfort to man, resulting in rejoicing, the proof of healing.

“The poem also indicates the infinity of Truth, and the necessary absence of Truth’s opposite, – error, disease, sin, sickness and death. When we speak the Truth we have the power of infinity behind us, the re-iteration of the Word. No exceptions. The infinity of God is the nothingness of anything else, God is the only reality, the only measure of what is..

“This links to the second Sentinel poem “No Problem”.  Another interesting thought is “What you see is what you get”. When you define life as based on matter, matter is what you will see, although it is a lie.  The solution to any problem is found in the infinity of Mind. As Mind knows All, there is never a problem, for Mind has answered it before it states its empty case.  All is Mind, held in the kingdom of Mind, the only consciousness. Once we have accepted “I AM THAT I AM” there is and can be no problem.

 

“When Jesus saw “The Widow of Nain”, his love was immediately reaching out to her, and she felt it! “He had compassion on her, and said unto her weep not.”  (Bible citation B19). The poem shows her evident despair transformed into joy by the love of Jesus. Jesus never saw a dead body, and in his love for the widow we see The divinity of the Christ (was) made manifest in the humanity of Jesus.” SH 25:31), – the unwavering knowledge of Perfect God and perfect man. The poem includes the words:

“Weep not!” This message is so strong,
For good is true and doubting wrong!

 

“Who can doubt, when “I AM THAT I AM” is right now, and being spoken to us all.

 

 “PDF versions of “The Widow of Nain, – Weep Not” in color and B&W can be found at the top of this week’s metaphysical article.

 

“The full range of Ken’s videos can be found on YouTube Ken G Cooper Poetry   Ken’s email address is kengcooper@btinternet.com

 

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