|Subject: 21 DAILY DUTIES FROM OUR LEADER|
|21 DAILY DUTIES FROM OUR LEADER|
1. Bible Lessons - My 48 Mm
Mrs. Eddy insisted that her students make, every day, a prayerful study of the Bible, and obtain the spiritual understanding of its promises. ... in her insistence upon the constant daily reading of the Bible and her own writings.... has given to her disciples a means of spiritual development which ... will certainly build such truth as they do gain into the marrow of their characters.”
2. Rule for Motives and Acts Man 40:1-15
Article VIII, GUIDANCE OF MEMBERS
A Rule for Motives and Acts. SECTION I - Neither animosity nor mere personal attachment should impel the motives or acts of the members of The Mother Church. In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love, in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness. charitableness, and forgiveness. The members of this Church should daily watch and pray to be delivered from all evil from prophesying, judging, condemning, counseling, influencing or being influenced erroneously.
3. Daily Prayer Man 41:19
Daily Prayer. SECT. 4. It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to pray each day: "Thy kingdom come;" let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind and govern them!
4. Alertness to Duty Man 42:4
Alertness to Duty. SECT. 6. It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind. By his works he shall be judged-and justified or condemned.
5. Gratitude and Love in Your Heart Man 60:12
Easter Observances. SECT. 2. …Gratitude and love should abide in every heart each day of all the years.
6. Pray Daily Ms 127:7-11
One thing I have greatly desired and again earnestly request namely, that Christian Scientists, here and elsewhere, pray daily for themselves; not verbally, nor on bended knee, but mentally, meekly and importunately.
7. Some Daily Good Mis 397:17-20
My prayer, some daily good to do to Thine, for Thee; An offering pure of Love, whereto God leadeth me. (See also S&H 40:28 It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds.)
8. Lord’s Prayer-Grace for today S&H 17:4-5
Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections
9. Love Thy Neighbor Ms 7:9-10 "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself'” has daily to be exemplified;
10. Bless Your Enemies My 220:21
Each day I pray: "God bless my enemies; make them Thy friends; give them to know the joy and the peace of love."
11. No More War My 286:3
For many years I have prayed daily that there be no more war, no more barbarous slaughtering of our fellow-beings; prayed that all the peoples on earth and the islands of the sea have one God, one Mind; love God supremely, and love their neighbor as themselves.
12. Peace, brotherhood, end of idolatry My 220:14
Each day I pray for the pacification of all national difficulties, for the brotherhood of man, for the end of idolatry and infidelity, and for the growth and establishment of Christian religion — Christ's Christianity.
13. Spiritualize thought S&H 272
It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science.
14. Proofs demanded S&H 233:1-2
Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power.
15. Watch and Pray Daily My 128:30
Watch, and pray daily that evil suggestions, in whatever guise, take no root in your thought nor bear fruit. Ofttimes examine yourselves, and see if there be found anywhere a deterrent of Truth and Love. and "hold fast that which is good."
16. Daily Watchfulness S&H 4:17-22 Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness. (MH: Watchfulness requisite)
17. Be a Law to Yourself
My 237:12-14 TAKE NOTICE
'To Christian Scientists:-See Science and Health, page 442, line 30 and give daily attention thereto.
S&H 442:30: Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake.
18. Read Daily Paper My 352:29-3
My desire is that every Christian Scientist, and as many others as possible, subscribe for and read our daily newspaper. MBE
19. “…live it daily” S&H 283:27
We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.
20. Be in the battle every day Mis 99:15
How many are there ready to suffer for a righteous cause, to stand a long siege, take the front rank, face the foe, and be in the battle every day?
21. Know Him nearer… My 174:25
Each day I know Him nearer, love Him more, and humbly pray to serve Him better. Thus seeking and finding (though feebly), finally may we not together rejoice in the church triumphant?