Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Victory Over Addiction, Part 2 with Virginia Harris, C.S.B.

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  “Suicide and Suicide Risk in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations: Review and Recommendations,” Key Findings and Recommendations: Although multiple studies point to elevated rates of depression, anxiety and substance abuse among sexual minority people, the panel found that these problems, by themselves, do not account for the higher rates of suicide attempts that have been reported by LGBT… Read more »

The Temptation of Addiction by Virginia Harris, C.S.B. – Weekend Edition – 02/22/2014

  Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in… Read more »

The Prodigal Son Returns – Daily Bread – 02/17/2014

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  Thou are right, immortal Shakespeare, great poet of humanity: Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. Mary Baker Eddy * The gift of hope passes from hand to hand, like a baton.  We’re all in this together.  Meeting the needs of others is humbling.  And… Read more »

Finding Hope in a Christian Science Reading Room – A Valentines Day Story of Unconditional Love – Daily Bread – 02/14/2014

  Mrs. Eddy said: “Be patient towards persecution. Injustice has not a tithe of the power of justice.” And she adds: “Continue steadfast in love and good works. Children of light, you are not children of darkness. Let your light shine. Keep in mind the foundations of Christian Science—one God and one Christ.”  Mary Baker Eddy (Miscellany p. 191 )   For… Read more »

A Prayer for Tyrone – Daily Bread – 02/13/2014

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“Forgive us our debts and we forgive our debtors”. Lord’s Prayer “Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals.  In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick”   Mary Baker Eddy Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (pps. 476-477)…. Read more »

Christian Science Prayer on Principle for the 2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Bread – 02/07/2014

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  In obedience to the divine nature, man’s individuality reflects the divine law and order of being. How shall we reach our true selves? Through Love. The Principle of Christian Science is Love, and its idea represents Love. This divine Principle and idea are demonstrated, in healing, to be God and the real man. Who wants to be mortal, or would not… Read more »

A.A. and Christian Science – Overcoming Addiction – Part II – Daily Bread – 02/04/2014

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  Addiction isn’t clean, pretty, charming, or lovable. Addicts are shunned. They lose their jobs. Some lose their families, all of which is why they hide their affliction, often even from those closest to them. They present a sunny façade as their problem worsens until they can no longer hide it because they’re arrested, rushed to an emergency room, or… Read more »

Let there be Light – Weekend Edition – Rev. Paul Lachlan Peck – 02/01/2014

The Light of the World (1853–54) is an allegorical painting by William Holman Hunt representing the figure of Jesus preparing to knock on an overgrown and long-unopened door, illustrating Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me”. According to Hunt:… Read more »