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Morning Contemplation

by | Mar 27, 2012

This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate.

Mary Baker Eddy


The Daily Bread interactive question for today is how do you begin your day with prayer and what resources do you utilize in the process?  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.


Morning.   Light; symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.  (S&H 591)

To those leaning on th sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.  The wakeful shephard beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. (S&H VII 1)


. . . across the night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the daystar of being.  The Wise-men were led to behold and to follow the daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony. ( S&H VII 9)


What a contrast between our Lord’s last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting of the Galilean Sea!  His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples’ grief into repentance, – hearts chastened and pride rebuked.  Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by the Master’s voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net on the right side.  (S&H 34)

Morning is a wonderful time to contemplate one’s relationship with God.  As the sun rises to illume the world, we can turn to the divine Mind as our one source of daily inspiration and guidance, before beginning our activities.  In the ‘true light’ we can see the work from the upcoming day from a calmer, more spiritual perspective.  Rather than seeing a list of human taskes and deadlines, we can strengthen our reverance for life as an unfoldment of God’s plan, shining forth in every thought and action. – Peter Anderson (Christian Science Sentinel  -Vol. 105. No. 37)