Master Mind Jesus knew that the key to Life was to be willing to give
... and in fact,
He taught that we must give first ... before we receive. We can
look at nature and understand this to be a Universal Truth ... it is
indeed a sowing and reaping universe ... we sow first in order to reap.
This is a Law of Nature and also a Spiritual Law. No matter what
we are faced with we must sow or give that which we want to receive in
return. If we want more money, no matter how little we may feel we
have ... we must give of it. If we want more love ... we must be
more loving. And if we want to experience good health in the face
of illness ... we must give our mind ideas and thoughts of health.
Often, I find in this work that
many people are so wrapped up in their seeming problems and challenges
that this takes the form of self-centeredness and often self-pity.
These type of feelings bind us to the problem and our healing of
conditions and situations under these circumstances becomes both
difficult to overcome and self-defeating. "Resist not
evil," is the way stated the Master Mind Jesus and Religious
Science echoes this same teaching. And so we know we must change
the "state of mind" that persists in resisting evil ... or the
problems we may be facing.
An effective way of ceasing to
resist evil is to begin to expand our thoughts and feelings and begin
praying for others ... as sometimes even praying about our problems will
increase our problems if we are not careful.
I suggest that we pray for our soldiers
in Iraq and around the world ... pray for the firefighters who
put their lives on the line every day for other people. Almost
every day the news brings us stories of our soldiers either being killed
or injured ... and this week we had news of firefighters losing their
lives in California. Now, I am not suggesting that we should limit
our prayers to our soldiers and firefighters but I certainly believe
that these prayers are a good place to begin to move us in mind from the
discord we may be experiencing. No matter what our views may be
regarding the war in Iraq, our soldiers are doing what they know to be
the best they can do. They are putting their lives in critical
situations on a daily basis and are enduring conditions that would be
frightening for the majority of us ... and this holds true for our
firefighters as well. Supporting them with daily prayers will be
beneficial to them, to the Universe and to those individuals who are
I invite you to
join me this week by taking a few minutes of your time ... get as still
as possible ... thank God for our blessings ... and then affirm that God
is blessing our soldiers and the firefighters ... recognize for them
that they are embraced by the Infinite. Give and be given to ...
we can heal, prosper and bless ourselves by beginning to bless others
with our prayers.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,