1/16: Light of the world

1/16: Light of the world

 
  1. This light is the expression of the Christ, truth that comes to us through our spiritual understanding. It is as a candle that forever burns bright, lighting our way, and all that come within the warmth of its glow. Its source is in God, good. Within this light sin, sickness, and death are unknown. It is the individual expression of the one Mind, and the glory of our God, and His Christ. It is without equal. Thank you Mari for sharing your understanding through this Lift.

  2. Thank-you, Mari! Well said. Yes, we all have a great work to do here. .....and GREATER WORKS as
    well...how exciting is that! GOD bless Jesus Christ and Mary Baker Eddy, our wonderful teachers and
    source of Inspiration. Let's just really appreciate what these 2 luminaries did for us, and continue to
    lead us on in our spiritual journeys! amen.

  3. thank you Mari.That is lovely and so inspired.Let us all today try to really shine for others.

  4. Many thanks for this lovely reminder

  5. “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” Matt. 5:14

    Each of us is the image of God, we reflect His light, and are neither victims nor perpetrators, we reflect the Spirit, Divine Mind, and nothing can make us fall into the clutches of evil.

    We have the ability to do good, to enlighten our neighbors and help them elevate spiritually.

    We have Jesus’ promise: “the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” John 14:12

    ESPAÑOL
    “Vosotros sois la luz del mundo; una ciudad asentada sobre un monte no se puede esconder” Mateo 5:14

    Cada uno de nosotros es la imagen de Dios, reflejamos Su luz,y no somos ni víctimas ni victimarios, nosotros reflejamos al Espíritu, la Mente divina, y nada ni nadie nos puede hacer caer en las garras del mal.

    Tenemos la capacidad de hacer el bien, de iluminar a nuestro prójimo y ayudarlo a elevarse espiritualmente.

    Tenemos la promesa de Jesús: “El que en mí cree, las obras que yo hago, él las hará también; y aun mayores hará, porque yo voy al Padre” Juan 14:12

  6. Mari, Thank you.

  7. Yes. "We are also 'The light of the world'. Let our light so shine before the whole world." "On this fundamental point, timid conservatism is absolutely inadmissible. Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized." (S&H 167:29). "Sound the trumpet, sound it clear,/ sound it for the world to hear." (Christian Science Hymnal Supplement #441).

  8. Thank you Mari for this inspiring Lift! I will let God's light shine today!

  9. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

  10. Thank you.

  11. Thank you Mari for this encouraging Lift. Oh how I needed to follow that light during the past several hours and I found it through what Christian science is teaching me. We must thank God for Christ Jesus, and Mary Baker Eddy, but we must never forget the inspired and sincere Hymn writers. We have a policy in our RR that when we do our Metaphys to begin the days work we always name the writer of the Hymn we choose to read on that occasion. I held on to some of their lovely words during the night and what Peace and harmony they brought me. If we are all in the same consciousness let them feel our love and gratitude! Love to ALL June monks

  12. you for this great reminder and.Let our light shine.

  13. A wonderful Lift, thank you!

  14. Thanks; for light that doesn't shine is no light. That is self understood but not in everybody's conscience. It's good to be reminded of it. Thank you all for the Daily Lifts.

  15. Mari, thank you for your very helpful, healing lift. I needed this reminder very strongly today while I'm in the mist to make a major changing decision. My mundane mind was running amok and I lost somehow the clear view of spiritual knowledge that Christ and we are in him the Light of the World! Your loving message is lifting the fog and anew the strength to surrender to God is clearing up my confusion. Blessings to you and all the "Lifters" for the incredible support to cope with our daily life.

  16. This is marvelous!! How perfectly inspirational! Thank you so much!!

  17. What a comforting thought that we have the light of the Christ to guide us out of darkness and show us the way. Thanks so much, Mari!

  18. Thank you Mari. Just as the morning light begins to dispel the darkness and bring uplifting, don't we also get uplifting from the spiritual light expressed from others. "The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood," (S&H) We should not only work to let our light shine but be always ready to see the light of others shining.

  19. Thank you.

  20. We can not hear enough of it! Thank you

  21. thank you Mari! You speak with so much dedication and love. Just to listen to your voice is such an inspiration!

  22. This is just lovely! Such a pure and pertinent message and beautifully delivered. YOU are like a brilliant, healing ray of light, Mari!

  23. Thank you for your Light, Mari! Christian Science is a very Bright Light in the World! Our C.S. Bible Lesson this week shows us that eternal Life is the present Light of Spiritually understanding God and His Christ. I'm so Grateful for all the C.S. Practitioners, Teachers and Lecturers who are shining their Lights very brightly in the world! Thank You!!

  24. It is so inspiring to see God's light shining through the healing of situations when we pray about them. Recently I prayed for a solution about a large dog being caged daily in a huge outdoor cage for 6-7 hours at a time. He would stand up against the cage, bark, and jump up and down when he saw my dog and me on the sidewalk. I prayed to feel right about calling animal regulation to check on it and maybe get its situation changed. The dog is in very good physical shape from what I could tell from a distance. I had no ill feelings toward the owners and declared they too are God's loving, receptive children to right ideas. Within 3 days, the dog was running loose in the yard, the cage door was open and a dog house was placed in the cage so it could get shelter if needed. I found out from a neighbor that the high school age son plays with the dog now when he comes home from school. Both parents work everyday. The dog happily barked at me again as I walked past its home. I am grateful to have witnessed the Christ truth in action.

  25. Thank you, Mari and thank you Malcolm for the "trumpet" hymn….441. I haven't sung that one!

  26. Thank you, Mari, for your beautiful and helpful explanation of the light and where it comes from.

  27. “Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

    I have worked on a little project off and on. A chronological list of Jesus healings tells a story about just this. At his first public work of turning of water into wine, he hesitated by saying “my time has not yet come” but he does turn the water into wine. The Ruler praised the host (not God) for the fine wine. Then, after the first healing of leprosy (Matt 8:2-4), he advises “see thou tell no man; but go thy way”. (Perhaps diffusing personal praising). But soon, and often, the response to the healing is entirely different. He inspired both the recipients and the observers to praise God, as the real source of good. Example: “And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.” Luke 18:43

    Light shining has everything to do with the source, doesn’t it?

    Thank you Mari for shining spiritual Truths.

  28. Muchas gracias, Mari! Your sincere faith really shines through in your voice.

  29. Thank you!

  30. I appreciate the joyful music that starts and finishes this lift, as well as the truth so clearly expressed.
    It reminds me "What is the source of my good works?" Even our intelligence is a gift of God.

    Mary Baker Eddy digs deep into this concept:
    "Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shin‐
    ing by its own light and governing the universe, including
    man, in perfect harmony. This Mind forms ideas, its
    own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light,
    intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, 'whose
    seed is in itself.' " (S&H pg. 510-511). I like to think of the word
    "borrowed". Shouldn't we take care of something we borrow
    and always remember who owns it?

  31. Thank you Mari,Lifters and team...Seeing,Shining and reflecting...

  32. Thank you Mari.

  33. The one mistake that a newcomer to C/S makes is that he/she has to be a C/S or even a Christian to have one's light shine. FALSE, FALSE, FALSE. God created us all, be it Jew, Catholic, Muslim or Hindu, which only are human identity's. Our true identity are creations of God which can only pour out the lights of Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principal, Life, Truth and Love.
    By TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN

  34. This is a beautiful Lift, with its delivery so compassionate and loving, a precious reminder of who we truly are as the beloved of God. Thank you Mari for this much-needed message of Truth and Love.

  35. Thank you, Mari, for letting your light shine out to the world in this beautiful Lift. I have listened several times and am continuing to get more each time. The nature of light is to keep on shining. It just never quits and is a glorious continual perfect blessing on and for all.

  36. Thank you for your beautifully warm and loving message about our being the effect of God. Like a ray of sunlight can't help but be the effect of the sun, we are His expression. Every good thought and deed effects (brings 'round) God's kingdom on earth. The affect of God and Christ makes man the effect of Him.

  37. And how comforting and strengthening it is that "He lights our candle." So it is an eternal
    flame within, shining without.
    Thank you Mari!

  38. Thanks Mari. Yes, to be shining today and every day. Thanks.

  39. "Let your light so shine before men..." What wonderful instructions we were given...!! As the childeren and reffections of the Divine Light, God, we should strive to do all the good we can...where ever we my find oor selves...we should "be the light of the world...!

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder of this in your awesome "Lift" Mari...!

  40. Thank you Mari for this wonderful lift. Letting our light shine, seeing the light shining in others and all to glorify God, who is the source of our light is such a beautiful message. Thank you Tobias Wiessman. Yes, yes! We are all God's creations, made in his image and we can rejoice in the light shining in everyone, no matter what race, religion or creed. So true! This understanding allows everyone to fulfill the 2nd commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.

  41. Thank you very much!

  42. Such a wonderful up-Lift, Mari. Thank you. I have often wondered about "and greater things" and it seems to me that "greater things than I do" could mean "prevention". So much to ponder and to demonstrate. Thank you, Mari.

  43. Thank you, Mari, for “Light of the world … Christ Jesus … and … we … also … must shine before the whole world, so that it may know God …”

    Dear Daily Lift Family,

    Thanks to you all, who are responsible for and contribute to the Daily Lift in whatever way. You are as the oil in my lamp. As you shine your light, you inspire me so that I may shine forth more brightly! Together, in this on-line Christly fellowship, we prove that there is no darkness. Thank you all, sooooo much for your insights and testimonies that keep my thought uplifted and continuously “[gravitating] Godward” (S&H 265:5).

    “… write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (I John 1:4,5).

    “There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves” (Job 34:22).

    “… Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light …” (Col 1:2,12).

    With deep gratitude,
    ;-)

  44. Beautifully shared with light.
    Love this encouragement

  45. Letting the light of Christ shine through us - through our public practice of Christian Science healing - is such a privilege! Helping others realize how much God loves them lifts up our understanding of how loved we are, as well. This is the light that raises humanity above earthly belief to the recognition of our true spiritual nature. Thank you, Mari, for your inspiring Lift!

  46. RE: # 43. nela – Maybe you all know this already; but I’d rather err on the side of not letting words get in the way of "angel thoughts," soooo… I would like to make it clear that the "Christly fellowship" I refer to, is not for Christians only. I have experienced "Christly fellowship" as the coming together of two or more people, even if it's only with not much more than trembling hope and great skepticism, sometimes - but coming together nonetheless, in love for and wanting to know better an all-powerful and ever-present God that is all-Good and Love-itself!!! And coming together also in the love for and wanting to know ourselves and each other better as God's image and likeness. I understand that Mrs. Eddy invited all “thinkers” and “honest seekers for Truth” (S&H vii:13; xi:26) to join in such fellowship.

  47. Yes Mari. And may this light shine on us all, with great effulgence. Thank you. And thanks to all for some very insightful thoughts...

  48. Thank you, Mari, and Daily Lift staff! Imagine my joy in seeing this lift, just as I finished reading and writing down some ideas from an article Mari wrote in the 2/28/11 Sentinel focusing on "light!. This shows me again that there is only one Mind, God, which Mary's article, titled "A voice that constantly speaks to us", brings out.
    One idea was this: “Each of us, today, is able to listen and respond to [the ‘still, small voice’ of Truth’] that invites us to leave behind erroneous concepts of ourselves and the world, and exchange them for the true ideas of a universe created spiritually perfect.” This is the light of Truth, God, that makes us free and enables our light to radiate to others.

    In the same Sentinel, Suzanne Rydell wrote: "God is the cause, and we are the effect. Every man and woman has been created with complete capacity to fill his or her God-designed niche. Living that unique niche frees, satisfies with purpose and achievement, and glorifies God."
    Another sentence she wrote made me think of the purpose of church: "It is about joining with others to pool our light and so let our good works be seen....By watching, working, and praying so that all the world can see how the light of the Christ dispels shadows of fear, ignorance, and sin--and heals sickness."

    All of these ideas echo our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy's, statement that "to impart truth, health, and happiness... is man's "reason for existing." The light of Truth truly blesses us all.

    Daily Lift Team
    The article by Mari Milone referred to above is A voice that constantly speaks to us
    The article by Suzanne Riedell referred to above is Let's be luminous

  49. thanks - MAGNIFICENT glow

  50. Such an inspired message that gives us each courage to sharing our light (our understanding of the Christ Truth) to others. So that, we can help them (others) elevate their spirituality (#5) Let us not be timid in this offering. Thank you for the Lift.

  51. Thank you Mari for your inspiring lift today. Yes, we "glorify Him" because we reflect Him. Immortal man, as Mary Baker Eddy teaches us, cannot help but glorify God in so many ways in our daily lives. The light of His son Jesus, as well as God Himself, both serve to illumine immortal man with all goodness, all perfectness, all joy!

    Thank you lifters and The Daily Lift Team...

  52. This precious light of Truth is reflected on everyone, everywhere with joyous peace.

  53. Thank you for your wonderful lift! To me, instead of a devouring or gaseous flame, light is seen in the multiplying or developing the presentation of Soul's radiant creation.

  54. Today's message unfolds so beautifully in three steps. -

    Today we were driving in a car with four people after sunset, when a lorry was on the wrong lane and came toward us. We were able to move to a different lane and were safe. Spiritual light is indestructible, and this fact is a protection for all.

  55. Great lift! Thank you Mari.

  56. Light gives such a beautiful picture in thought!

  57. Thank you so much for the beautiful & healing thoughts!

  58. Lovely, thank you.

  59. A brilliantly helpful message. Thank you.

  60. Querida Mari sin duda es la palabra de Jesus la que sostiene nuestro diario andar gracias por tus palabras y mensaje

  61. Thank you for this very inspired spiritual lift! And for its tender, deep delivery. It made me realize in a new and awesome way the wonder of us too being the light of the world! And also, it shone new light for me on our duty to shine our light.

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