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Let Truth, God, lead, teach, heal you and show you who you really are.

Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany
Posted Monday, July 19th, 2010

Let Truth, God, lead, teach, heal you and show you who you really are.
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson for July 19-25, 2010 on the Subject: Truth Prepared by Rick Stewart, C.S. of Dresden, Germany [with bracketed italics by Warren Huff]

[Editor's Note: The following application ideas for this week, and the Possible Sunday School Topics that follow, are offered primarily to help CEDARS campers and staff (as well as friends) see and demonstrate the great value of daily study and application of the Christian Science Bible lessons year-round, not just at camp! You can sign up to have them emailed to you free -- in English by Monday each week, or by each Wednesday you can get a FREE TRANSLATION in French thanks to Pasca, or in Spanish thanks to Ana. YOU CAN SIGN UP at www.cedarscamps.org/newsletters]

"...ye shall know the Truth and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32 A good preparation to be a follower of Christ Jesus and a healer is learning to identify yourself with Truth and let go of the lie, error. But please don't give up on yourself if it takes a little while to learn that.   I was telling a friend recently that there was a time when I was eight or nine that I had lied so much that no one would believe me when I told the truth. Just like Aesop's fable about the bored shepherd boy who called "wolf," when there was no wolf. When a wolf really came, no one listened to his cries for help and his sheep were eaten by the wolf. I had lied so often that when I told the truth, no one listened. Can you imagine how frustrating that was?  But don't worry God did not give up on me and He won't give up on you either.
Here is an example I still remember.   One evening my family was at the dinner table. My brother looked out the window and yelled, "There's a fire in the park." Out in front of our house was a small triangular park. It was landscaped with small bushes and a few trees. The plants were surrounded, mulched, with wood chips. I had made a small fire in these wood chips and then the call to dinner came. I quickly covered up the fire and ran into the house for dinner. (Obviously lying was not my only fault at the time, since I was not supposed to play with matches either!)  My dad raced outside, put out the fire with our garden hose as we all watched, and then all eyes turned in my direction, the obvious suspect. Did you do this? Remember, I was having an issue with the truth! So I lied, blamed my best friend, and further insured my doom. My best friend was at football practice. Like the Living Bible's translation of Proverbs 12:19 "lies are soon exposed." My brother found a book of matches with my father's company logo next to the fire location. The evidence was pretty hard to deny. I had started the fire. I did not put it out when I ran home. And then I lied to cover up my actions. I was in lots of trouble. I was punished for what I did. But there is something else I remember from this event. It was something my mom had been saying a lot in this time. 
"That is not the real Ricky!"
As a practicing Christian Scientist my mom knew the value in making the separation between the eternal truth of my spiritual identity and the lie trying to claim my identity. And now just like her I make the demand that my true identity as a child of Truth comes forth. And in my work as a Christian healer I find daily study of the Christian Science Bible Lesson a great way to discover the Truth about myself, my family and my patients. Together we learn to be led, to be taught, and to be healed by the saving Truth. I still love fires, but the fires I love most are those that burn in our hearts, burning up the chaff of error and revealing the Truth of God's eternal all-loving, all-forgiving omnipresence.
Let's find out a little more about the hope for our salvation as we are led and taught through this week's Bible Lesson on "Truth."

Golden Text:
Psalms 25:5   In Psalm 25, David asks God to lead him in the truth and teach him. And later in the Psalm David asks God to forgive the sins of his youth and when he was older.   We can ask the same, we can let the saving Truth lead us in the light; teach us to choose the Truth over error. This whole Psalm is worth reading when we remember the great things David did in his life, and also the great mistakes he made. And it is interesting to follow this Psalm with the introduction to the body of our Lesson found in the Responsive Reading.
Here David's son Solomon, the fruit of one of David's transgressions, writes of the wisdom found through following the Truth.
 
Responsive Reading: The Wisdom of Solomon (David's son.)  Solomon introduces us to the importance of making the Truth our own, keeping it close to us. (Bound about our neck, written in our heart.) Trust in God, not our own understanding. Trust God and He will direct. 
Do good, and withhold not. (Sometimes withholding is based on fear that we won't have to give. Giving, sharing, affirms a trust in Truth's ongoing provision. Also a trust in the Truth, or power of the Truth. This is especially important in the healing practice.)
 
In the midst of an economic downturn, known as the Great Depression, my grandfather was in a Christian Science church service as the collection bag was passed. He had a dime and a dollar in his pocket. He was a train engineer, a train driver. But he had not worked for two years. 
He had seven kids at home. He worked a few hours each week at the light plant to keep the electricity on at home. At the same time he debated what to put in the collection, the telephone rang at home. My mom answered. It was the light plant saying that they needed help. Someone said, "Call Archie Lafferty, he can fix anything."  At the exact time of this call my grandfather had decided to give the dollar. Mom arrived at church as everyone was coming out and told my grandfather he was needed. It turned out that he was able to solve the engineering problem at the light plant. And the next day he was called back to the railroad. He was never out of work again the rest of his life. He had chosen to give, "withhold not good...when it is in the power of thine hand," (Proverbs 3:27) and he was blessed the rest of his life with work. ["Seek Truth, and pursue it. It should cost you something: you are willing to pay for error and receive nothing in return; but if you pay the price of Truth, you shall receive all." Miscellaneous Writings 342:24]
 
Section 1:   Walking in the Light of Truth, easy to see where we're going
As a boy I was often in the woods with my dad and brothers at first light. In the dim, grey light of pre-dawn images were indistinct and hard to make out. As the day dawned the light grew and everything was seen more clearly. This section helps us understand this "illumination."
B-3, "the entrance of thy words giveth light" B-4 "O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me." S-1 "Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose "light shall we see light", and this illumination is reflected spiritually..." S-5 "The illuminations of Science give us a sense of the nothingness of error..." As day dawns we see more clearly, we can distinguish shapes, and the same in the light of Truth, we see what is true, and can also see the nothingness of error.
 
Section 2: The Parables 
A parable is a short story that teaches amoral or religious lesson.   Jesus parables required someone to not only listen to the story, but to also be an active listener. You were required to make a separation--to hear the message behind the story. 
This kind of active listening is very important to spiritual understanding and helps bring the "light," the separation of Truth and error.   Sometimes those who really want to understand spiritual creation are frustrated by the appearances of matter. They will exclaim, "But it seems so real, "or "well, I can't deny what is right before my eyes!" This marker is a good explanation of that point. 
Often to the material senses good and evil seem to mix. Is it possible to have this apparent mixing, but in reality no mixing? Have you ever had the following happen, someone is really waving at you, you don't recognize them, but you don't want to appear unresponsive?   So you wave back. Suddenly you realize they were waving at someone directly behind you. Talk about embarrassment! In the line of sight, it was hard to "make the separation." S-6 "It is false to say that Truth and error commingle in creation.  In parable and argument this falsity is exposed by our Master as self-evidently wrong."  The way to this light or "spiritual sense of truth" is found as we are "honest, unselfish, loving and meek." (S-9) [These four ways to grasp and demonstrate truth are highlighted in the last four sections.]
 
Section 3: The importance of honesty
The great power of honesty is explained in this section. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines honesty as: fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, adherence to the fact.  Honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way.  B-9 "Let us walk honestly..." S-13 "Honesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help." My mom illustrated the power of affirming the presence of a spiritual quality or attribute of God, with the concept of honesty. She said that if you had to deal with a mechanic that was known for being dishonest, and you chose to pray and affirm the ever-presence of honesty, always reflected by God's man, that all your dealings with that mechanic would be characterized by honesty. [As you bear true witness to others each day, go about with a 9th Commandment mindset--being "under oath, sworn in on a Bible"--to "tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God!"]
 
Section 4:   Unselfish Service to others, self-lessness.
One of the [main] reasons that the Cedars Camps is such a fun place to be is that at CedarS there are constant reminders to be unselfish. [Mrs. Eddy tells us: "Happiness is ... unselfish"(S&H 57:18-19; and that "to impart truth, health, and happiness ... is my reason for existing."  (My. 165:20-22) So, we naturally have the most fun when we live to give!] Just last session I remember seeing a young camper on her way from having helped clear the table after lunch. She had a huge stack of cups and silverware and was making her way through the dining room. Suddenly everything came tumbling down.  No one laughed as might have occurred in a school lunchroom.  Instead almost instantly I watched four campers and counselors jump up from the tables around her and begin picking up what she had dropped. She had no time to feel bad about the accident; she had four angels helping her out. What might have been a sad accident in a school dining room, where others may have laughed at her misfortune, was instead a moment of service and unselfishness. Citation S-16 tells us that "Jesus was unselfish." He was constantly concerned with "others." In S-18 Mrs. Eddy writes, "The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, --- thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying." 
How important this is when we remember that as metaphysicians, healers, we are always dealing with thought.  And "thoughtfulness" is a powerful healer.
 
Section 5:   Be loving to one another, and know yourself better.
It is vital that we share what we have found. I love the Psalmist's thought in B-18: "I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation."   B-19, "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth." S-25 "Remember that the letter and mental argument are only human auxiliaries to aid in bringing thought into accord with the spirit of Truth and Love, which heals the sick and the sinner."
 
"LOVE
 What a word! I am in awe before it. Over what worlds on worlds it hath range and is sovereign! the underived, the incomparable, the infinite All of good, the alone God , is Love. ...........Love is not something put upon a shelf, to be taken down on rare occasions with sugar-tongs and laid on a rose-leaf. I make strong demands on love, call for active witnesses to prove it, and noble sacrifices and grand achievements as its results. Unless these appear, I cast aside the word as a sham and counterfeit, having no ring of the true metal. Love cannot be a mere abstraction, or goodness without activity and power. As a human quality, the glorious significance of affection is more than words: it is the tender, unselfish deed done in secret; the silent, ceaseless prayer; the self-forgetful heart that overflows; the veiled form stealing on an errand of mercy, out of a side door; the little feet tripping along the sidewalk; the gentle hand opening the door that turns toward want and woe, sickness and sorrow, and thus lighting the dark places of earth." Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, 249-250
 
Here's a beautiful example of this unselfed love from last session at CedarS. A teenage camper was visiting PAL House, the residence and office of the practitioner and nurse. She was dealing with a problem herself, but had also been asking about how to correctly think about a friend facing a problem. While she was there a young camper came in feeling quite ill.  I had a talk with him and then was called outside briefly. The teenager asked if she could talk with the younger camper. I said, "Of course."   When I came back in, the young fellow was in the bathroom and talking to himself as he looked in the mirror. Momentarily I was a little concerned, until I heard him powerfully affirming his identity as God's perfect child. He was doing what this teenage girl had encouraged him to do. He immediately told me he was ready to go back to his activity. There is nothing more unselfish than sharing our unfoldment of the Truth in our lives. Isn't that the example our Master gave?
 
Section 6: Let the meekness of the "Child of God" come to light.
For most of human history men were often thought of as the important and powerful figures, women to a lesser degree, but children? Well, they used to say, "children are to be seen and not heard," right? But Jesus taught us in citation B-23 "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Mrs. Eddy explains S-28 that children naturally embrace the Truth, often unhindered by adult prejudices. Years ago while researching articles in the Christian Science periodicals I came across an article on Omnipresence. It told of a mother busy ironing in an upper story apartment. Her little daughter was playing near the window and fell out. The mother raced down stairs desperately praying as she ran. She arrived downstairs only to find her daughter brushing herself off, not a tear in her eye, and ready to climb back up. The mother was astounded and asked her daughter, "What happened?" The little girl replied, "Oh, when I fell, I said, ‘Get under me quick God.' And then He said, "I'm already there."
That illustrates how children naturally hear and respond to the voice of Truth. This section beautifully shows us how Jesus viewed children, and childlike thought, and also gives what Mary Baker Eddy learned about childlike receptivity to Truth. [Oh, may we, like the little girl in citation S-28, accept and feel God's word about our perfection, and go "bounding off with laughing eyes" (S&H 237:4) Inspired by this passage, Laughing Eyes is the title of a children's book available through CedarS Camps. It was written by CedarS Founder, Ruth Huff, about how she set up incredibly fun and educational bonding times with her three grandchildren.]
 
I love to remember my mom's voice affirming, "That is not the real Ricky."  She lovingly and sometimes courageously affirmed the divine nature as the fact of my existence and of my brothers and sister. The result was always healing. Sometimes the healings took years, but she did not give up on us. That is the constancy of mother love, as Mary Baker Eddy comments in her textbook:
"A mother's affection cannot be weaned from her child, because the mother-love includes purity and constancy, both of which are immortal.  Therefore maternal affection lives on under whatever difficulties." Science and Health, page 60.
 
When I find myself struggling with a human failing, stymied by error, how comforting to know that my loving Father-Mother tenderly embraces me with that same constant affection. The Biblical record shows us that God did not give up on David even when he may have stumbled or erred. Think how humanity has been blessed by Solomon's reflection of Truth and wisdom. Time after time we find God's constant, comforting presence encouraging many Biblical heroes and heroines to come to their true identity as His beloved children. And that same constant, discerning, enlightening Presence brings each of us to the Truth, leading, teaching, healing.  Is there hope for you, for me, of course there is, because our Father-Mother is constantly reminding us who we really are. And we "shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make us free."

 [PSST-Be honest, unselfish, loving, meek!]
Possible Sunday School Topics for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on "Truth" for 7-25-10
by Steve Henn, St. Louis, MO [with italic brackets by Warren Huff]
 
Golden Text (GT): Humility - whose truth is it? What does it take to listen to Truth, putting aside our own perception of it? How about putting God first? Choose God and put Him first. Can you do that? Are you willing to do that? What do you need to do in order to make that happen?
 
Responsive Reading (RR): Trust God and lean not unto your own understanding -- be not wise in your own eyes -- give your heart to God. What does it mean to be humble?  Why is humility so important? Last month in my PSST I recommended looking at Mrs. Eddy's article "The Way" in Miscellaneous Writings -- on the second page (p.366 in Misc.) of the article, Mrs. Eddy calls humility "the genius of Christian Science." Why must we be so humble? Jesus himself was one of the most humble men ever to live on earth [as shown by his saying "I can of mine own self do nothing." John 5:30] Why is being humble so important?
 
Section 1: [Walk in the Light!]
The Bible - From the start it is God's way and His truth we are to follow. Focus on God -- good. Thinking about light in relation to Truth -- you can't walk the right way if you don't have the light to show you the way. (B3) What is the source of this light? What do your students look to as their source of light? (B2) If you're stuck on a mountain with a friend who is dealing with a suggestion of any kind, be it seizure, fatigue, or fear, a lighted path leads to Truth -- be willing to receive this light -- walk in the right path. (B4)
 
Science and Health - SH2 - What does it mean to "give it pause"? Mrs. Eddy is presenting the question "What is Truth" to us as readers/spiritual pioneers. Do we see this question as answerable?
Where do we look for answers to this question? (SH4) Look at SH1 regarding understanding -- encourage your students to look to Truth and Love and allow these to enlighten their understanding.
 
Section 2: [See all mix-ups sorted out!]
B5 - What do your students look to as the foundation of their being?
If the Word was made flesh, what then is flesh made of? Do we see ourselves as made up of brain, blood, bones and other material elements? Or can we see clearly how our flesh is "full of grace and truth"?
B6-8 - Reexamine with your students what seeing means. It doesn't mean looking with your eye-balls. Do we see because we have eyes, or do we have eyes because we see?  A testifier in church once declared that we have eyes because we see, not so we can see . . . look at these Bible citations and explore that concept with your students.
 
SH6&7 - This might be a tricky section to navigate -- however, it lends itself well to interesting conversation. Mrs. Eddy speaks strongly about the impossibility of Truth and error "commingling". Do your students see how radical this idea is? How much do these two opposites appear to mingle in our lives? How can Mrs. Eddy say it's impossible for them to commingle if it is apparently true to our material senses.
One angle to approach this conversation from is the idea that "mortal" is synonymous with "limited". Seeing things through mortal senses, then, would mean seeing them through limited means. If we chose to really see as God sees, to unlimit our perspective, how much more of Truth could we see?
This idea is further explored in SH9. If we don't see with mortal sense, what is the spiritual sense with which we explore the world?
 
Section 3 [- Be Honest]
B9-12 How honest are we on a daily basis? It is most likely a foregone conclusion that your students would be considered honest, especially when it comes to academics, friendships, family and the normal daily routine. But take the concept of honesty deeper -- this section invites you to do so - how honest are we with ourselves? How honest are we with our vision of the world? Have you or your students ever wanted to do something -- work out, get a project done early, pray daily -- but haven't been able to complete on your task? How can this section help us confront honestly dealing with ourselves -- being honest about our daily tasks?
Most importantly, how honest are we with our spiritual growth -- when we see error manifest, do we recognize it as a false belief, or do we allow it to mingle with reality, even though it has no place?
 
SH11, 13, 15 - The importance of honesty is clearly illustrated in these passages. Speak with your students about honesty -- work with them to unlimit their thought on what honesty really is. We must think BIG in order to recognize the entirety of honesty in our lives.
Do your students see just what is available to the honest thinker and doer?
SH12 - There is a caveat -- this citation points it out. We cannot make significant progress sitting on the sidelines. Are your students willing to stand out -- to be considered radical? It is much easier to let someone else take the lead ... but help them see the glorious benefits of being radical!! God, good, is ALL and only good -- if that is the case, radically pursuing that sense of right must only turn to good, right?  It can only be that way.
 
Section 4 [- Be Unselfish]
B13 - I am reminded of the oft repeated question from Cain to God -- "am I my brother's keeper?" If the inquiry is taken out of context, the answer could be no -- but look at what B13 says and encourage your students to discuss what it means to look after things outside of ourselves.
B15 - Perhaps our students (and we ourselves) are not ready to quite give up everything for Christ in this very moment, but what are we all doing to move in that direction today? What small, but significant, steps of self-sacrifice can we take on that would allow Christ into our lives on a daily basis? Can we give up the need to be right? Can we give up certain activities in small degrees (only check Facebook twice in a single day; only eat one dessert every few days) that could allow for more time with family or growth in Love?
 
SH16 - What is our motive in thinking on the things of others? If we intend to meddle, that is certainly not very helpful.  Look at this citation for a description of Jesus' motive and character that allowed him to helpfully look on the things of his brethren.
SH17-21 - Unselfishness; selflessness; self-immolation -- there is a level of generosity that each of us can easily attain. How do we get our students to see the importance of doing/being more selfless? What does it mean to be unselfish? How do we truly remove self from the equation? Henry Drummond wrote a great section in The Greatest Thing in the World on the single line from I Cor. 13 "Love seeketh not her own".  Read that over and see how incomplete our current visions of being unselfish are.
How do we elevate our thought-models? If Jesus raised humanity's thought-models beyond what they could previously imagine, what can we do to raise our own thought -- when conversations and media surrounding us and our students has such a strong mortal bent to it -- filled with lack, limitation, sin, disease and death as natural parts of life -- how do we combat those thoughts? Help your students see a more elevated model and encourage them to continually, repeatedly, exhaustively refer to those models regardless of what sense-testimony may present.
 
Section 5 [- Be Loving]
B17 - Put "your money where your mouth is" - this is a fairly common saying in the US, and what it means is to step up and act the way you speak. Have your students ever "talked a good game" or simply said what they want you to hear in class? What does it take to get them to follow through with the good thoughts they express?
B18 - What about the good thoughts we have throughout the day -- the opportunities we see to express good every day? What does it take for us to get outside of ourselves and act on those tiny impulses -- impulses that are easy to ignore (helping someone cross the street -- holding the door for someone a little further away -- picking up someone else's mess -- and so on)? We all know, or we should help our students to know, how wonderful it feels to do and be good. Mrs. Eddy says that this gives us "the only power obtainable".  Can we work to follow the commandments -- to truly "delight to do thy will"?
 
SH23 - Do your students see how wonderful it is to love others? When we fill our hearts with Truth and Love, sin, disease, death, temptation, error of any kind is unable to influence us. And the result is incredible! In this state of being we have little to surrender except that which limits us and limits the joys surrounding us. Help your students to see the glorious opportunities open to them that truly love God, good.  (SH25)
SH26 - Must we wait for good? Mrs. Eddy appears in this section to be suggesting a future time when good is more apparent than it is today.
Is she? What is her definition of "day"? How might that definition impact the reading of this citation? Is Mrs. Eddy separating Christian Science as the only right way? How do your students reconcile these ideas?
 
Section 6 [- Be Meek]
B20, 21, 23 - What does meekness have to do with Truth?  Think back on all the times in this lesson the Bible has referred to loving God's way, or loving God's law -- isn't putting someone else's plan (God's) before your own an expression of meekness? How would that help in understanding or demonstrating Truth?
B24 - What will the truth make us free from? How can we find the truth? (think of meekness here). Jesus tells us directly to follow his word -- do your students know Christ's "Be-attitudes" or the Sermon on the Mount? If they do, do they continue in Jesus' word and follow those teachings? If they don't know these words of Jesus, help them become familiar with them. Mrs. Eddy wrote, "To my sense the Sermon on the Mount, read each Sunday without comment and obeyed throughout the week, would be enough for Christian practice" (Message '01 11:16-19).
 
SH30 - How can your students, at whatever age, retain their child-like thought to the point where they can spiritually discern truth and therefore understand it scientifically?
SH28, 29 - Children are the ultimate example of meekness -- selflessness -- impersonality. Work with your students to truly understand what it means to be childlike. For the rest of this week you might even enter into the conversation of what it means for yourself to be childlike.   We cannot teach others to be something that we are not ourselves -- think of how meek Jesus was -- we must be testing and proving that which we mean to teach to our students. Can we react less sharply to insults? Can we move on from erroneous impressions more quickly? Can we be joyful in simple truths? Can we allow the motherhood and fatherhood of God to be present and powerful in the way mom and dad are powerful to a small child?

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[Camp Director's Note: This sharing is the latest in an ongoing, 10-year series of CedarS Bible Lesson "Mets" (Metaphysical application
ideas) contributed weekly by a rotation of CedarS Resident Practitioners and occasionally by other metaphysicians. (To keep the flow of the practitioner's ideas intact and to allow for more selective printing "Possible Sunday School Topics" come in a subsequent email.) These weekly offerings are intended to encourage further study and application of ideas in the lesson and to invigorate Sunday School participation by students and by the budding teachers on our staff.
Originally sent JUST to my Sunday School students and to campers, staff and CedarS families who wanted to continue at home and in their home Sunday Schools the same type of focused Lesson study, application and inspiration they had felt at camp, CedarS lesson "mets" are in no way meant to be definitive or conclusive or in any way a substitute for daily study of the lesson. The thoughts presented are the inspiration of the moment and are offered to give a bit more dimension and background as well as new angles (and angels) on the daily applicability of some of the ideas and passages being studied. The weekly Bible Lessons are copyrighted by the Christian Science Publishing Society and are printed in the Christian Science Quarterly as available at Christian Science Reading Rooms or online at eBibleLesson.com or myBibleLesson.com. The citations referenced (i.e.
B-1 and S-28) from this week's Bible Lesson in the "Met" (Metaphysical application ideas) are taken from the Bible (B-1 thru B-24) and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (S-1 thru S-30). The Bible and Science and Health are the ordained pastor of the Churches of Christ, Scientist. The Bible Lesson is the sermon read in Christian Science church services throughout the world. The Lesson-Sermon speaks individually through the Christ to everyone, providing unique insights and tailor-made applications for each one. We are glad you requested this metaphysical sharing and hope that you find some of the ideas helpful in your daily spiritual journey, in your deeper digging in the books and in closer bonding with your Comforter and Pastor.]
Enjoy!
Warren Huff, Executive Director   director@cedarscamps.org

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