An Association-mate was reminding me that we were in your 3rd class. I feel like we are starting over again!!!!! or starting “anew”!!!!
The whole idea of what we are about is bigger, wider, – 'the wide horizon’s grander view.’ Over the past year, in my study I have glimpsed the idea that spiritual sense is inherent in everyone. It’s a given. And that CS and healing is everywhere, because it is the action of the law of omnipresent God.
I love what you said about our Cause. My granddaughter is in college and has just accepted an internship with Planned Parenthood. She sees it totally as a cause and is ‘on fire’ about it –committed, eager to work for it, can’t wait to get on the phone bank, or canvas the neighborhood, or lobby her legislators. When you talked about the Cause, I thought about my granddaughter and her eagerness, – she is so delighted and grateful to be a part of it and to work for it. After today, I’m thinking of our Cause that is ‘moving’ as you say, and I welcome the idea of learning to pray and work for the Cause with a zeal that my granddaughter would understand –the pure and spontaneous joy of working for a common good, – which in our case is the healing of the nations!! Just looked up “zeal” in SH Glossary: “The reflected animation of Life, Truth, and Love.” That’s a good place to start [in having this new view of our Church as a Cause].
It was an absolute healing to be in my place today. For many days, and up to the few hours before I left for the airport, mortal mind seemed [because of illness and weakness] to repeatedly say I should call and say I couldn’t come. [Instead] Science brought me here, – and I am well.
One church friend came by the house the night before I left and said, “You are packing your strength with you. That’s what you are taking with you. You are not going to get, but to give.” That helped to break the mesmerism. I saw that everyone was bringing the strength of our love for God, for CS, for the Manual, for the Association. On the airplane ride, I read the lesson very slowly making every word my own. It took the whole five-hour flight. I never looked at the clock. When I finished the Lesson, we were descending into Boston. It was new to me, with a deep conviction of Truth. The sickness was completely gone.