2/4: You are beautiful

2/4: You are beautiful

  1. Thank you Mary Alice for this Lift that reassures us that our status as a child of God is complete and intact. Any argument to the contrary must give up its false claim and ultimately yield to the perfection that is inherent in all that God made. Imperfect man is simply not an option. Thank you again.

  2. This is a most wonderful Lift.
    Thank you so much Mary Alice.
    I have been working with a line from St Paul, which I came across in Misc pg 201; 'the truth of the law of the life of Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death"
    This is the Truth and I are very grateful to Mrs Eddy for not only seeing it, but sharing a with us all ♥
    Beannachd,
    Shelagh

    Daily Lift Team:
    The quote is from Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy:
    Understanding this, Paul took pleasure in infirmities,
    for it enabled him to triumph over them, — he declared
    that "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath
    made me free from the law of sin and death;" he took
    pleasure in "reproaches" and "persecutions," because
    they were so many proofs that he had wrought the prob‐
    lem of being beyond the common apprehension of sinners;
    he took pleasure in "necessities," for they tested and de‐
    veloped latent power.

  3. Love this! It's 2:00 a.m. I'm just going to bed after working in my art studio painting roses. I've been pondering the beauty of a pink rose, certainly an exquisite expression of Soul ... glanced at my computer, and my attention was immediately drawn to the title of this lovely lift. What wonderful thoughts ... beautiful thoughts about God and his glorious creation ... to go to sleep on. Thank you, Mary Alice, for this beautiful lift.

  4. Thank you. Beautiful lift.

  5. A marginal header in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures says: "The things of God are beautiful"

    God sees us with eyes of Love.
    God sees beyond appearances.
    God sees us as His own image, why don't you try it?

    Try seeing the glory of God in everyone you meet, it takes a bit of practice, but soon enough you'll begin seeing the real beauty in others (and in yourself too).

    “Clad in the panoply of Love,
    human hatred cannot reach you.” S&H 571:18

    ESPAÑOL
    Un título marginal en Ciencia y Salud con la Llave de las Escrituras dice: “Las cosas de Dios son bellas”

    Dios nos ve con ojos de Amor.
    Dios ve más allá de las apariencias.,
    Dios nos ve como Su propia imagen, ¿por qué no pruebas?

    Prueba ver la gloria de Dios en todos aquellos con los que te encuentres, toma un poco de prá¢tica, pero pronto comenzarás a ver la verdadera belleza en otros (y en tí también.)

    “Si estás revestido de la panoplia del
    Amor, el odio humano no puede tocarte.” CyS 571:18

  6. A M E N !
    Thank you so much, Mary Alice! All things are very good, - and beautiful. Yes, they belong together. And God knows and sees everything and everyone. ! Your words are a continuation of this week's lesson sermon regarding the harmony and beauty in Music and in individual life. Yes, you said it: what a blessing! thank you. And God bless you. :-)

  7. Thanks, What a lovely lift to start the day. Tony. Lancashire England.

  8. bellissimo !!! grazie Pieranna

  9. Thank you

  10. Dear Mary Alice,
    What a lovely way to start the day...seeing everyone, including ourselves,
    as God sees us!
    "He hath drawn us with lovingkindness..."

    And someone who loves us would draw us seeing our true beauty.
    Thankyou.

  11. Mary, Thank you.

  12. A truly beautiful Lift! Thinking of GOD seeing us as beautiful gives new meaning to the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Jesus was certainly reflecting God's seeing when he -- as Eddy tells us in her definition of "man" in Science & Health (pp. 475-77) -- "beheld in Science the perfect man", and this perfection could not help but include beauty!

    I am also reminded of what Mary Baker Eddy says on p. 247 of "Science and Health" under the marginal heading "The divine loveliness": "Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color." So whatsoever things may appeal to us because of their expression, form, outline or colour (or any other particular quality), we can recognise the divine source of their true beauty, and because this source is divine, they can never be less than beautiful.

  13. Thank you for this reassuring Lift. Part of the definition of beauty in my dictionary is 'a pleasing combination of qualities'. How lovely to know that God, our divine Parent, has combined His own qualities uniquely and individually in each one of us. No wonder He is pleased with us.

  14. Thank you for this wonderful Lift, just what is needed.

  15. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

  16. Yes, divine Love's perfect expression is always beautiful. "Thou, Soul, inspiring — give us vision clear,/ Break earth-bound fetters, sweep away the veil,/ Show the new heaven and earth that shall prevail./ Alleluia! Alleluia! " (Christian Science Hymnal #66).

  17. Thank you.

  18. Thank you so much.

  19. Thank you Mary Alice for such a beautiful DL and thanks to all the contributors. Thanks Elena #4, yes it takes a bit of practice but it is worthwhile. To see the beauty all around us, in others, and in us too! Today I´ll begin by seeing my street nice and tidy and instead of complaining I will pray and see that everyone is reflecting the beauty of God in all they do. Thanks again!

  20. Thank you, Mary Alice, for “You are beautiful … this is Divine Law …”

    In the world, Beauty, like Love, is considered fickle, fragile, and only for some. But Christian Science calls us to consider and to accept Beauty, like Love, as a spiritual fact of our being – as Divine Law.

    “For in him we live, and move, and have our being … For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28).

    “In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry.” and “Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.” and “Progress is born of experience. It is the ripening of mortal man, through which the mortal is dropped for the immortal.” (S&H 63:5; 246:25; 296:4).

    Today, especially, I will focus on Beauty – in thought, word, and deed. If it’s not beautiful, it’s not from God and certainly doesn’t belong to me, or mine, or anyone!

    “… strength and beauty are in his sanctuary ...” and I can “… worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness …” (Ps. 96:6, 9), as I continue to grow forward from profession to practice to proof by just letting God be God to me. Beauty begets beauty.

    Thanks again, Mary Alice.

  21. ¡¡La hermosura de la santidad!!

    Ver con los ojos del alma, hace bello al otro y a sí mismo. En realidad lo que ven nuestros ojos, es nada, como dicén las escrituras polvo al polvo, porque esa... no es la realidad del ser, es la contrahechura, que tiene que desaparecer para que aparezca la bella espiritualdad, que ve con ojos de Amor.

    La sra. Eddy hace referencia que no podemos menos, que ver bello a un amigo, por la secilla razón que lo vemos con los ojos del alma, y así es con todos. cuando los vemos con ojos; impregnados de amor.

    Muchas gracias Mary, los mensajes diarios abren los ojos para ver todo con amor, en la plenitud de la belleza, que Dios nos da.

  22. Thank you, Alice, for this beautiful Lift. Last weeks lesson Love shows, that Love is always beautiful. This was a topic in Sunday school. I love this fundamental expression of beauty in God's creation.

  23. Thank you Mary Alice for the beautiful lift!

    shel

    in Michigan

  24. Thank you for this!!!!

  25. Thank you...great lift!!

  26. Thank you, Mary Alice and everyone who has shared today. My favorite definition of beauty is "pleasing to Mind." I think of "this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased" in the description of Jesus.

  27. Thank you so much, Mary Alice. How good it is, that we don't have to bother about our exterior beauty.
    To understand beauty as a divine law is a wonderfull idea and makes it everlasting.

    Thank you!

  28. Thank you for moments like this where we can pause and celebrate the reflection of God's love in our life.

  29. Thank you, Mary Alice! Excellent message!

  30. Thank you! A gorgeous lift.

  31. on behalf of my eyes, I thank you!

  32. Thank you, Mary Alice, for reminding me of the necessity of reading the marginal headings which I often overlook. "The things of God are beautiful" is certainly one to to ponder and inspire. We are surrounded by God's beauty.

  33. Another marginal heading I like is, "Love imparts beauty" (p. 516). Thank you, Mary Alice, for your inspired message today!

  34. Thank you for this lift - and I will endeavour today to see everyone I come across as God sees them!
    And thank you again for your lecture this past Sunday!

  35. Thank you so much, Mary Alice, for this beautiful Lift. I had been praying today along similar lines after hearing of an incident where beauty seemed to be totally missing. But I stayed with it, and the inspiration came more effortlessly as I gave up the struggle and just stayed with God and His image and likeness. I know this healing treatment will spread around the world, and all good will benefit everyone who hears it, and also all who speak with others. Just one two minute Lift, but the ripples will spread to every part of our universe.
    Thank you Nate and the production team; The Mother Church; and our Daily Lift family.

  36. Thank you Mary Alice Rose.
    Your name is beautiful.
    This lift is beautiful.
    Those voices are beautiful.
    Wonderful way to start my morning.

  37. When we see beauty, our own thoughts soften,freshen and sparkle.

  38. Thank you Mary Alice. I will start my day and continue my day with beautiful in mind.

  39. I love it! Beauty is ours always and is not a quality of matter.

  40. Good afternoon, Thank you for reminding us to see the beauty of everyone and everything.
    Sunshine and raindrops that make beautiful rainbows in our lives. Thank you Mary Alice.

  41. Thank you, Mary Alice! Reminds me of a pop tune several years ago: "Everything is Beautiful, In It's Own Way"! Sometimes I forget that what the Prophets, Jesus, and Mary Baker Eddy were attempting to do was to share with us a view of spiritual reality - God's view - in which All is Beautiful, Pure and Good! Getting a glimpse of this is how spiritual healing is achieved! "O that I had a stronger faith to look within the veil....." C.S. Hymn #224 Beautiful Lift, Beautiful Comments, Beautiful Day! Beauty is Spirit expressed!

  42. Thank you!

  43. I closed my eyes and listened intently to your Lift of beauty. Thank you for this wonderful reminder "in spite of human appearances"!

  44. "What a blessing!" -- to quote your lovely Lift! Thanks for the beautiful explanation, given with such authority! Love it!

    B.J.

  45. THANK FOR A MOST INSPIRING LIFE
    SEEING ONLY WHAT GOD
    SEES & CREATED!

  46. What a blessing your daily lift is! I am reminded of Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 253 where she says "The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, — all are Mine, for I am God".
    Thank you for your lecture here on the 26 of January.

    Daily Lift Team:
    Page 253 in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"

  47. Thank you."Beautiful "lift.

  48. Dear Mary Alice,

    I too, love to pay attention to the Marginal Headings as they appear in our weekly Lesson Sermons which we study daily.
    Thank you and the "lifters" for elaborating on the Marginal Heading "the things of God are Beautiful."
    Your statement that "God sees you and you are beautiful" is a wonderful blessing we can silently bestow on ourselves and those individuals we meet and think about today.
    What joy to be able to read these Daily Lifts!

  49. Thank you Mary Alice! Your message is true beauty! To me, a measurement of my spiritual growth is recognizing, to a greater degree, that I'm seeing my fellow man more as God sees him/her. And.....that is perfect! Much love, Sue

  50. Thanks Mary Alice for that wonderful lift. And thank you Lift Team, for the quote from Miscellaneous Writings in response to # 2 Shelagh. Much to ponder there!
    Judith from Reno NV

  51. Sweet! Thank you all!!

  52. Thank you Mary Alice for this lovely reminder of what a "beauty filled" universe we live in

    Many thanks also to my D.L. friends world wide whose comments are joyfully anticipated each workday morning. Love you all. Dee in Ontario.

  53. With all the products on the market to "make us beautiful", it's great to be reminded that we are a product of divine Mind and are "made beautiful" from the beginning. Thanks, Mary Alice.

  54. Thank you Mary Alice for this fresh insight on beauty as a spiritual idea. Beauty, like love and harmony is a spiritual quality. When you see the spiritual being that God created you grasp a sense of beauty and of loveliness, indeed perfection. Beauty is not physical. And beauty is uniquely different in everyone because we are all God's original masterpieces.

  55. Thank you so much Mary Alice for bringing this particular marginal heading to light in today's Daily Lift. The marginal heading that regularly persists in my thought is, Paean of Jubilee, and then I love reading the paragraph in Science and Health it relates to, and it matches up awesomely w the passage in Job, "...when the morning stars sang, and all of the sons of God shouted for joy." I love the potency and swiftness with which all of our favorite "angel-thoughts" travel and touch us!

  56. God's license plate

    --> URB2FUL <--

  57. People I like/love are always beautiful because I see their spiritual qualities, not their physical appearance. I still have to work on seeing God's child in those that seem to express hate, prejudice, meanness instead of their inherent good. Thank you for this lift to remind us that everything God made is beautiful, Mary Alice.
    And thanks to our beautiful Lift team that brings us these daily treasures and to all the beautiful family of Lifters.

  58. I'm so grateful for the way the thought behind your words today go deep within; especially the thought, God sees everything. Isn't it wonderful the way freshness emerges from something we may have read or pondered before and we gain a new nugget of the vastness of God's goodness. Thanks to everyone for sharing. Thanks for putting these on.

  59. Thanks so much for this, Mary Alice. What a beautiful concept! I really appreciated the way you expressed the clear, simple progression of these ideas. That's one of the things I love most about Christian Science -- the inescapable rightness of its logic. I'll sign off with the name of one of our favorite restaurants here in Minneapolis -- Ciao Bella! :)

  60. Radical acts of love, letting go of "I", ":me" and "mine" and embracing the Divine, now that's beautiful. Thanks for this lift.

  61. "The things of God are beautiful." That is a powerful thought and I appreciate the way this message brings out this truth. Thank you.

  62. Thank you Mary Alice Rose for drawing this beautiful word picture this morning, and thanks to all those adding their own touches of beauty to make an attractive interesting mural.
    There is a small mountain called Mount Benson that looks down on our city. It's trees appear green most of the year. Yesterday morning we woke to a substantial surprise snowfall, and as the sun rose it bathed the mountain in a white rose tinted light of incredible beauty.
    This lift made me think that when we cover any object in pure thoughts from God, and wait for His light to shine on it, we will see beauty.

  63. Thank you for this lift today. One to listen to repeatedly and to share with everyone I know. We are all beautiful!

  64. I love it! We are BEAUTIFUL! It seems that we tell our children this all the time... and as we grow up, we say this less. Thankzzz for telling us again! Blessed day, one and ALL-- Rob of the Rockies

  65. Thank you for a beautiful lift.Ellen

  66. And this is how we see each other. Joyous Lift!! Thank you!!

  67. So helpful! Thank you, Mary Alice Rose!

  68. "Man is the noblest work of God, His beauty, power and grace,
    Immortal; perfect as his Mind Reflected face to face." (Hymn 51) The beauty of all mankind is based on the beauty of God. Never ever let the testimony of the corporeal senses tell you what is real. God made you in His/Her image and likeness to be an integral part pof the "very good" creation. The Message the Bible in contemporary language tells us that what God is done is forever "No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it."(Eccl 3:14) Don't invent something that God didn't and couldn't create Just REFLECT 24/7/365/forever

  69. Well you certainly are BEAUTIFUL, dear Mary Alice, as the expression of the purity and truth we all need to realize and understand as a constant in our experience as God's beloved child. Thank you so much. And lots of love to you.

  70. "MAN, GOVERNED BY IMMORTAL MIND, IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND GRAND" (S&H 246:24), WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO SEE MAN. THANK YOU SO MUCH MARY ALICE, AND ALL LIFTERS

  71. So blessed. So loved . Thank you for this Lift, You are Beautiful too.

  72. Beautiful---clear---truthful ideas/thinking/seeing.......thank-you, Mary Alice! Spoken with such loving conviction and clarity of vision.

  73. so cute! What a wonderful message! thank you very much Mary Alice!

  74. Dear Mary Alice, your "Daily Lift" brings me back to citation 15 of the Bible in this weeks lesson sermon: "we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord." II Cor.3:18. Thank you for your tender, gentle presentation.

  75. As I head out to do errands and then go to work later this afternoon my goal will be to see the beauty in EVERYONE I encounter. Sometimes the toughest thing is to remember I am beautiful, too.

  76. thank you mary alice

  77. Thank you Mary Alice for the beauty of your sharing, and this followed by the beauty of Lifter sharing - such an ongoing unfoldment of God's beautiful Love daily blessing us. I am so grateful for the joy of this daily sharing that supports our spiritual growth. We are all the beauty of Oneness.

  78. I just read that header the other day as I was praying on this subject! What a delight to read your Daily Lift explaining it is such a loving and inspiring way. I will be clinging to the truth of your explanation - for it truly is meeting a need for seeing a greater sense of inspired, spiritual beauty that is eternal, spiritual and void of vacillation. Much love to you dear Mary Alice!

  79. Thank you Mary Alice. I am looking at my little dog and always told him he is beautiful as I adopted him from the animal shelter and see his loveable nature as Gods blessing for me to have him. I love knowing all God made is VERY good. Keeps me enjoying to see perfection everywhere.

  80. Gracias Mary Alice por este bello Lift !!! Tu mensaje es muy hermoso y sanador , digno de tenerlo presente en nuestra vida diaria cada momento . Ver la belleza de Dios en Todo - en Toda Su creación.
    Gracias a los comentarios previos, muy inspirados.
    Mucha Luz y bendiciones del Amor para todos,

    Ma. Cristy

  81. Thank you so much for you lift of love.

  82. I had never see me beautifull.....til I had red Sciencie and Health pag 253: 3,4
    Now I am realy sure that I am beauty!!!
    Thankyou for your inspiration

  83. The Marginal Heading "The things of God are beautiful" is on page 280 of Science and Health in the chapter Science of Being on the top left hand corner,

  84. Dear Mary Alice, Your Christ message was crisp and clear. The love we find first within us, planted by God, radiates out on all we see. And so we see beauty. In a loved one's smile. In the snowflakes that are dancing here today. In the joy and rhythm we find in a new language. In quietly considering a Daily Lift like yours. Much thanks, Amiga..

  85. Lovely! Thank you, and the 3 voices at the end too!

  86. Thank you --- i am beautiful because i am truly a child of God. Thank you for reminding me of that. Thank you also for pointing me to those precious marginal headings that are there to help us appreciate the meanng of the text and expand our understanding. So often have i read the word 'beauty' in the Bible, e.g. worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness' without really stopping to ponder ... I am truly very grateful for these wonderful daliy lifts.

  87. Thanks, Mary Alice. And thanks to the "copyright voices." I love them too!

  88. I wish I could think this way.

  89. Someone may have already said this but truly... BEAUTY is in the eye of the BEHOLDER! An attitude
    of acceptance, really loving one and all(everyone) for we all emanate from the ONE, all-beauteous,
    all-gracious , all-good GOD, F-M MIND! Thank you for this vision, this all-embracing LOVE from the
    CREATOR!

  90. A stray cat that I feed outside every day and loves to be held and brushed, (one that I would love to make my own but can't right now because of certain circumstances), shows me its beautiful loving nature with the most soulful facial expressions, tender purrs, and gentle rubs. While it eats its food as I hold it in my llap, the birds flutter around the yard, drinking water, soaring from yard to yard and tree to tree, the beauty being expressed by these creatures is so heartfelt touching. God's kingdom has so much beauty to share and the more we look for that beauty in everyone and everything the more we experience it. It is 10 pm in El Paso, TX. Thanks lifter and responding lifters, I am retiring with a conscience full of beautiful, peaceful thoughts.

  91. On one of the other inspiring C/S websites, I asked how I can see my grandson who was born to parents who were not practicing C/S'S and the reply was "See him as beautiful." What a helpful idea, instead of always arguing with my son of how he and his wife are bringing up their son, just see him as God sees him, BEAUTIFUL! To mortal sense, my grandson has a mental handicap and since I stopped arguing and started seeing as God sees him, he is showing great signs of improvement.

  92. I I have just caught up with THIS daily lift about everyone being Beautiful from Mary Alice. When I read what 88 had written, the thought came at once "What did hinder you,that you should not obey the TRUTH" No power on earth can stop you from knowing what it says in the Bible that God (GOOD) made man in His own Image and likeness" and further it states "And God saw everything that He had made and behold it was good!" and everything that GOD made is Spirit, i.e your own beautiful spiritual nature, and referring to this Spiritual man, (THE CHRIST) Jesus said "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee". The fact is dear friend, we can never find Him by looking in a mirror no matter what it reflects back to us ...as Mrs eddy says in her book Science and health with key to the scriptures "Matter sometimes beautiful, but always erroneous". LOVE to ALL

  93. Great message, Mary Alice! Thank you.

  94. Thank you for these lovely ideas!