3/15: All that I have is thine

3/15: All that I have is thine

  1. Thank you Mary Alice, what a great Lift. We are all God's children equally blest with a superabundance of good. In fact, we have in reality all that we will ever need. What is required of us in this human experience is to demonstrate all that God has given us, to live these qualities and to continually be in harmony with the divine Principle of our being. Mary Baker Eddy says in Miscellaneous Writings page 69, "Science rests on Principle and demonstration. The Principle of Christian Science is divine. Its rule is, that man shall utilize the divine power."

  2. This is such an enriching and uplifting Lift!

    Thank You.

  3. Wow! That IS potent. Thanks for putting this very familiar story into such a clear context. ALL. NO LIMITS.

  4. A good reason to be grateful.

  5. Thank you, Mary Alice.

    Wow!

    My favorite Bible story.

    Such a healing message of unconditional love.

    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL

  6. Thank you Mary Alice, it is so very comforting to know that God loves us so much. And all that the Father/Mother has is ours. And we have it all equally, unconditionally, no matter what. We are never seperated from the gentle loving arms of divine Love.
    A sweet reminder.

  7. The young, prodigal son, realized the poor choices he made in his life, repented and humbly returned home; his father forgave him with joy.

    To the older son who felt sorry for himself and resented his brother, lovingly his father calmed him down, saying tenderly: "Son, you are ever with me, all that I have is thine." Luke 15:11-32

    The apostle James clarifies, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts" James 4:3

    Our heavenly Father sees all His children equally worthy, and the bank of Providence always gives, does not loan!

    ESPAÑOL
    El joven hijo pródigo, se dio cuenta de las malas elecciones que hizo en su vida, se arrepintió y regresó a su casa humildemente; su padre lo perdonó con alegría.

    Al hijo mayor, que sentía lástima de sí mismo y resentía de su hermano, su padre lo calmó amorosamente diciendo con ternura: "Hijo, tú siempre estás conmigo, todo lo que tengo es tuyo." Lucas 15:11-32

    El apóstol Santiago aclara: "Pedís, y no recibís, porque pedís mal, para gastar en vuestros deleites" Santiago 4:3

    Nuestro Padre celestial ve a todos Sus hijos igual de valiosos, y el banco de la Providencia siempre otorga, ¡no da préstamos!

  8. Am I the first today?? We probaly all have been a bit prodigal at some time. It is a great comfort to know as you point out Mary Alice that our loving Father/Mother is saying to each one of us "All that I have is thine".

  9. In Atonement and Eucharist, Mary Baker Eddy gives, open quote, The “man of sorrows” best understood the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good. These were the two cardinal points of Mind-healing, or Christian Science, which armed him with Love. Close-quote. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, page 52.)

  10. Thank you Mary Alice for this lift into new understanding.

    I wake up on birthdays and Christmas wondering what I am going to receive. Now each morning I can be confident that I am going to receive what my Father will send me:

    "All that I have is thine" must be the best eternal present ever.

    The expression of a complete God must be the complete man if that man is the exact image of God.
    I cannot add to this completeness nor can I take from it. I can connect the Lift title with:

    Ps 84:11

    11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

    What a complete answer I now have to all the suggestions of material circumstances that seem to be there each day:

    I don't need them added to me because all that the Father has is mine and that is enough for my daily bread (my intake of good).

  11. Thank you, Mary Alice, for “All that I have is thine … thou art ever with me …”

    Sometimes from a human perspective, it’s hard to just accept/receive God’s blessings. It’s especially hard if you’re considered a “giver;” or you may not feel that you’ve worked hard enough to deserve anything or much or “all;” or you didn’t officially ask and so don’t expect or recognize the blessing; or you asked but expected a different blessing.

    To accept graciously and gratefully “all” and “ever” from God/Love-itself! is right yielding of the human understanding to the Divine facts of being. Every blessing is absolutely perfect for each incomparable one of us – God’s beloved children. I’m learning increasingly just how “all” and “ever” God is. It’s awesome to consider! Ah! To be so blessed!

  12. When the time comes to live in a house alone, there's simply no one to turn to to check a spelling, or to ask, "Is this Saturday?" So God has to be on standby to answer whatever comes up. And He is. Someone else may think the questions are irrelevant, But not our beloved Father-Mother. The Refresh button is responded to as much for housekeeping as for Spiritual help. And the help is not given reluctantly. I wouldn't have been surprised if it were, since there never has been a time when God didn't supply me with whatever I needed, but there were times when I didn't ask. Thinking I was letting the side down when I needed to or my request was not worthy of His help. When the Father assures His elder son so lovingly, "Son, thou art ever with me and all that I have is thine," He really means it. He really does. And more to the point He wants you to ask! Truly.
    Nate, and the production team, thank you all for a wonderful week; and the Lecturers and the Board; and our wonderful world wide Lifters: each and every one.

  13. Thank you, Mary Alice. I love the word "equality" mentioned in the New Testament. Always equal in God's eyes and we need to realize in ours as well. No competition.

  14. What a wonderful message for the whole world--to know that each of us is cherished and loved by our Father/Mother. Thank you!

  15. Thanks Mary Alice for this wonderful lesson of the ever available love of Love .Divine Love , God has inexhaustible resources ,as described in Hymn 142 , " Eternal Love forever full,
    forever flowing free,
    Forever whole ,forever shared .
    A never ebbing sea ."

  16. In James 1:17, we read that "every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." God does not turn from one of us--forsake or forget us--to love another more, nor does loving us turn him from loving another simultaneously and equally. Father-Mother God is not "variable," but steady, even, equal, ever-present Love in abundance for all of His creation.

    Thank you, Mary Alice, for your insight that inspires each of us to our own insight into the ways in which the Bible links together the themes of Truth, Life, and Love.

  17. Dear Mary Alice thank you for your uplifting Daily Lift.

    A very wise man said to me one day. " Peter you are only a custodian of all of this that you have ".
    That was the day one was able to claim ones FREEDOM for ETERNITY.

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary
    1. the protective care or guardianship of someone or something.

    All have a wonderful adventure.

    Love in Christ

    Peter.

  18. Just ten minutes ago I was reaching out for a healing thought, and what came strongly to me was:
    Principle, God, has everything under control. Principle is Love, the principle by which Jesus lived and worked. He taught "Love God. Love your neighbour as yourself". So all were included in love - Father-Love, Mother-Love, and man as the full expression of Love. Love is the presence that goes with you and gives you peace. Love brings assurance forever. Love is reflected in love - and so it's never an effort to love.
    That was my angel message, and this beautiful Lift has crowned it perfectly, thank you so very much, Mary Alice.

  19. In Science and Health we read "As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible." And on the same page "When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation,-all the glories of earth and heaven and man." The story of the prodigal son illustrates Mrs. Eddy's quotes beautifully. Thank you Mary Rose.

  20. I love the idea that the first writer suggests of us utilizing the divine power. I think we sometimes imagine that we are out there on our own with no help at hand, when all we need to do is to humbly return our thought to God and His idea of who we really are.

  21. The elder son mistook the Father's celebration for a reward associated with personal worth deserved or undeserved, earned or not. He too wanted to be personally celebrated. But the younger son had returned in humility to be a worker on the Father's estate, a role the elder son already possessed. The younger son had sought enjoyment in personal sense, demanding and squandering this supposed inheritance until he learnt the hard way that there was never anything in it. The elder son had worked steadily on the estate and had never left it. The Father loved them both and rejoiced over them equally. Neither of them had ever left his sense of love. Neither have any of us ever strayed outside God's love for us. Thank you for this Lift.

  22. The father and I are one
    All that the father is, I am
    All that the father has, I have
    In loving oneness . . . I am that.

  23. Wonderful Lift, Mary Alice, thank you!!

  24. Through the understanding of this story we can rejoice with our brothers when they have come home and found the true substance of being supplied by our heavenly Father - we cannot then be subject to jealousy or any ill feelings, but join with our Father in His ever present love and join in with the welcoming party. We are all blessed continually by all the loving provisions the Father is pouring forth for us to enjoy.

    My thanks for this lovely lift and all the inspiring comments.

  25. Thanks Mary Alice. What a wonderful way to start the morning even before I climb out of bed - knowing that as I rise, I am rising with everything I need this day!

  26. Thank you for this great gift --Lift-- Weather we have a lot of material items the most important is Spirituality knowing that God is always with us and we have all that He gives. We are His child and can never be out of place. Many thanks to all.

  27. Many thanks Mary Alice for this great reminder. Yes Jesus is telling us all to love like the Father. True benevolence!" "Love one another, — word of revelation;/ Love frees from error's thrall, — Love is liberation./ Love's way the Master trod;/ He that loves shall walk with God./ Love is the royal way." (Christian Science Hymnal #179).

  28. Thank you very much Mary Alice. This story of the prodigal son nullify all feelings of envy for there is only one source, that is all Love and embraces all.

  29. Beautiful, Mary Rose! I've often thought that the reason the Prodigal left Home and his Father was that he didn't really know how much his Father loved him. He thought he had to go out and make his way in the world by himself. Then, through his experience of trying to do life on his own, and not doing a very good job of it, he was humbled enough to wake up and start to open himself to his Father's ever-present Love for him. Sounds like the human journey we all take! We all need to love ourselves enough (yes, even love our "humanhood") to grasp that God loves us so much and has given us everything we need to thrive - not just survive! What a journey of awakening we all are on! Thank you for a wonderful week of Lifts - to help us on our Journey spiritward!

  30. Dios en su infinita bondad no puede otorgar nada menor que un sentir amoroso, la tarea es estar consciente de Él. Cuando humanamente hacemos una tarea procuramos realizarla bien, es más nos preparamos para que sea excelente, conscientes que debe ser así, para lograr excelencia en el trabajo para ascender y progresar en la tarea, y por ende lograr una mayor remuneración.

    Hay alguna diferencia en cuanto al esfuerzo que debemos realizar para acceder a una preparación que nos lleve al progreso y a la realización de la más sustancial tarea... La de prepararnos para servir a Dios, logrando excelencia tratando de superarnos día a día para así poder recoger el fruto de nuestro esfuerzo en una remuneración abundante ideas y buenas obras, y si hacemos el esfuerzo por lo humano, algo perecedero.¿Cómo podría ser posible no lograrlo y practicarlo sirviendo a Dios? En una realización imperecedera, que nos lleva directamente a ser bien remunerados por la abundancia del Bien, y al igual que el hijo pródigo dejar todo lo humano para volver a los amorosos brazos del Padre-Madre, que siempre estan abiertos a recibirnos.

    "Todo lo hizo hermosos en su tiempo; y ha puesto eternidad en el corazón de ellos"
    "Yo he conocido que no hay para ellos cosa mejor que alegrarse, y hacer bien en su vida" Eclesiatés

    Muchas gracias Mary Alice, es un gusto compartir los mensajes inspirados e inspirativos con todos. "Peregrino en la tierra tu morada es el cielo, extranjero, eres el huesped de Dios" MBE

  31. 20 Eleanor, Roade, England - Thank you. As you went through the familiar story, I realized yet another lesson. It's important to appreciate out loud the "elder brothers" in our lives. Sometimes the prodigals/"squeaky wheels" get too much attention or attention that's misunderstood (as in this story). I'm usually good with prodigals/"squeaky wheels" but as of today, I'm going to really consider the people in my life, who have been "elder brothers" for me and remind them "thou art ever with me." After all, if God can do that for me, I, in that image and likeness can do that, too. It's good to think, say, and show gratitude, especially for those, who might be feeling (maybe rightly so) taken for granted. What a lift! Thanks to everyone in our DL community (including the BOL and Nate and crew, etc.) for such great insights, inspiration, and practical support. Thinking about it, you're all very much my "elder brothers." :-)

  32. The prodical son parable is such a good lesson. No matter how far down we think we are, God, our loving Father/Mother never stops loving us, caring for us. And as we accept that and turn to God, He runs to meet us right where we are.

    I also liked # 7's comment about the bank of Providence - always gives, never loans. Great thought.
    Thank you Ms Rose and to all the commentors. Thank you Nate, production team, lecturers for all the wonderful thoughts to send us on our way each day.

  33. Awesome. Thank you!

  34. How comforting to know that all that our Father has is ours. If gratitude is riches, I am indeed very rich. I love this quote from Eugene Peterson's "The Message" of Matthew 6:34: "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things some up when the time comes."

    Thanks, Mary Alice, for an inspiring reminder of God's ever presence and to the BOL team and all of the commenters for another inspirational week.

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  35. I'm working on forgiveness in a very difficult situation. Lovely to think that all of God's qualities are mine by reflection, even unconditional love for others and absolute forgiveness. I don't have to be a mortal struggling to forgive another mortal. Thank you!.

  36. Thank you, Mary Alice-- I had never noticed that the father 'went out' to the older brother just as he went to meet the prodigal. Whether we're errant or obedient we are in need of Christ coming to us to secures our awareness of the oneness with God which redeems and keeps moving us out of the dream if corporeal selfhood. And with this assurance we will have 'all that the Father has' who wouldn't want that freedom?

  37. "And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living." Even before the great return scene, the older brother had all he needed. The parable of "the prodigal son" is rightly called "the pearl of parables," Ret. and Introspection" p.91 by Mary Baker Eddy. Many thanks for this wonderful "lift".

  38. Thank you, Mary Alice, for this inspiring Lift! I recall an article that shared the insight that In response to our Father's loving words to all of us, "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine" (Luke 15:31), we can say, "Father, I am ever with Thee, and all that I have is Thine!" This includes our sense of self, health, family, home, work, relationships, supply, everything! Thanks Daily Lift team and Lifters all!

  39. Such a beautiful lift Mary Alice. as I walked my dog this morning with my neighbor, I let the perspective you brought to the prodigal son sink in. Truly, since God made us in his image, all that is his is also ours. Your lift brings deeper understanding of the fact that we are God's reflection, always rich in spiritual qualities. Matter certainly is nothing. The robe, ring and feast,were only symbolic of the joy and love the father had for both of his sons. The faithful son had and appreciated his father's love all along. Since love is infinite and the real substance, it was in no way diminished or made less of by celebrating the other son's return. Love does not compare or quantify. Material misconceptions lead to envy and envy is no more real than matter. The father rejoiced in the blessing of having both of his sons.

  40. Thank you for this lift on God's great all embracing love and for the lovely comments by everyone.

  41. Amazing : a timely lift again! Thank you so much Mary Alice and - by the way - thank you everyone of the daily lift team!

  42. Thank you.

  43. So this story is ONLY about Love, the all-embracing Father and His children. NOT, not about comparative treatment and measuring the comparative value of God's ideas in His eyes. Sometimes we get caught up in measuring the rewards of goodness rather than in the joy and fulfillment of BEING God's well-cared-for children. Your lovely lift helps to straighten us out about joy in healing rather than in punishment and reward. Thank you!

  44. Thanks Mary Alice. Obrigada tb. a Elena e a Nelly por compartilhar o Daily Lift em espanhol

  45. This is such a promise -- Thank you Mary Alice.
    And I loved #7 -- where "the bank of God doesn't loan -- it GIVES"
    So does the Daily Lift team: Lecturers, producers,Nate , interpreters, the band, the administrator working away in the background, the Board of Lectureship --and the whole family of listeners and those who give thoughtful, heart-felt comments. Love you all!

  46. How wonderful! this authoritative straightforward and dignified ' lift' to squash the bitterness and self-righteousness of the devil. And I didn't even have to make the call to the Christian Science practitioner I like to ring up to achieve it. Thanks to the Daily Lift team for being so productive !! ( - : :

  47. Every time that I read about the prodigal son, one of the 10 Commandments comes to mind, and that is the human emotion of jealousy, "Thou shalt not covet." Our Father, Mother God loves each one of us equally, weather one makes a mistake or not, weather one excels or not. God takes care of us at all times, teaching us the correct way to proceed, patient with our slowness to receptivity, even with all the temptations around us. One needs never to be jealous of the other even the one who mistakes as the prodigal did, when the father (God) seems to pay more attention too.
    By TOBIAS A. WEISSMAN

  48. Thank you. Mary Alice and all those writing in today. An old story has been illuminated with new insights,

    No. 11 reminds me of a sudden healing after which I felt I didn't deserve God's grace as I hadn't done enough to "earn" this wonderful healing. Then I remembered that I wasn't the healer, that God's love is ever with us to experience and enjoy and appreciate.

    Thank you for your clear diction which makes your messages a joy to hear.

  49. Thank you Mary Alice for the inspiring lift and to all of the commentators for sharing their thoughts. What comfort these thoughts bring!

  50. Thanks, Mary Alice! And thanks, #21 Eleanor, Roade, England:

    I'm waking up to the need to "come home" to the Father from a personal sense of goodness (the elder brother), just as much as from a personal sense of badness (the younger brother). It was the sense of separation from God (ever-present good) that the father in the parable wanted to dispel for both sons, who both needed to overcome a sense of being left out of good. It's personal sense that would try to separate us...a "do it yourself" prideful or greedy mentality, when really we want to be assured (like Paul) that "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." And (like David) "I shall not want."

    I feel humbled because I've been doing some "elder bro" stuff. May we all receive the robe and ring of true humility today. God loves us all.

  51. Thank you for this Lift. Usually we focus on the returning son and I have wondered why Jesus had two sons in the story. He could have made the parable with the telling of the prodigal’s story alone, but he didn’t. I see now that the thinking of both sons is in us and both attitudes are wasteful. We must honor the abundance of our Father and not the meagerness of self-interest to experience a fruitful life.

  52. P.S.

    Thanks also to #16 Sydni for that helpful quote and note.

  53. Great lift thank you

  54. Dios, nuestro Padre - Madre da a todos sus hijos, bienestar, abundancia todo lo bueno y armonioso.
    Su legado es muy grande, perfecto y nos podemos valer de el en todo momento .

    "No temáis manada manada pequeña, porque a vuestro Padre le ha placido daros el reino.". (Lucas)
    Gracias por el mensaje, que día a día nos hace afirmar todo lo que vamos aprendiendo.

  55. How wonderful to know we have a " Dad" that opens his arms, after all of our going off track perhaps, , and forgives us! That forgivness is the substance of which we are ONE... the allness of God; the pinnacle, if you will of all Christly thought: divine Love. I love that image of the sweet Father, opening his arms for all, giving us " all he had"-- his spiritual and warm forgiving Love ,and Supply. Thank you!

  56. The prodigal son is probably the best known and loved of all Jesus' parables. I too love this parable and have learned so much from it -- even experienced being the prodigal "son" when I left Christian Science to "experience the world". But when I returned to Church, I was greeted with such welcoming love and joy...and I never left again.

    But, I have always enjoyed the second part of that parable. and rejoiced in that wonderful statement of the Father, "son, I am always with you and whatever I have is thine." What a wonderful, powerful statement that is. We never need to look elsewhere for blessings and goodness. God supplies our every need.

    Thank you Mary Alice. And thank you, Father-Mother-God...for being -- there...here...everywhere.

  57. Thank you so much Mary Alice, your lifts are always top-notch! Thank you too, Nela, Margaret Sunshine, Alabama and SiouxZ, all wonderful messages, and thank you to everyone else! I am reminded of an analogy I read regarding the older brother's covetous reaction, Coveting can be seen as envying the sunshine that falls on your neighbor's garden.

  58. Interesting insight, thanks.

  59. Great comments...no-one-is-ever-left-out-of LOVE
    thank YOU Mary Alice!

  60. Thank you Mary Alice 9am this morning this parable was running through my head 4.30pm this afternoon there was your lift I must have needed this instruction.

  61. Ooooh A Joyous, always-safe-in-Soul Lift! Thank you!!!

  62. I have been made aware of this
    Parable since my early days as a
    youth, but after years of personal
    experiencing the meaning of the
    Lord's message has penetrated
    deep into my intuitive sensing.

    Thanks for a great Lift.

  63. Thank you, Mary Alice, for pointing out the different lessons each brother had to learn: the younger had to learn about honoring & respecting the Father, and by doing so, learning that he also had value, good to bring to the community by doing an honest day's work; the older, a lesson in expressing compassion, humility, and unconditional love towards others, as well as a true sense of the Father's abundant love - plenty for all. And divine Love was there instantly ready to help them meet those lessons! Not just for them but for us too. Father, what are my lessons for today? Thank you Father-Mother Love for helping me meet them.
    And thank you, Mary Alice & lifters.

  64. What more can we ask for? Thank you for this wonderful, uplifting message.

  65. Lovely, just lovely. Thank you

  66. Aloha!

    We can also realize from this parable that Jesus was showing us not to compare ourselves with others and that we are already perfect and complete as his beloved expression lacking nothing. Our individuality is a precious gift where we can shine brightly because we already have it all. These lifts help us to focus on awakening to what is true.. I am so grateful for this lift and the many comments.

    Love, light and peace,
    J.G. De Silva Honolulu, HI

  67. Thank you for your great reminder of God's true allness. We're never without God's love, compassion, care, guidance, wellness, companionship, friendship. They're all ever present. Let's just tune in and listen as God assures us "all, all is well". Thanks for all the sharing lifters. El Paso Patt

  68. Such a perfect reminder of God's love for all of His children. Thank you for this lift!

  69. Very good! I never heard it told like that. In conventional Christianity they always model the forgiving love for the younger son, and tell how narrow the older son is. But you tell how the Father's love is always with the older son too, and was always the same, for both. You are right. The Father's never changing love for both should always be proclaimed when the story is told.
    Also, the person who is feeling wronged by life, needs to feel the Father's ever present love as much as the person repenting for doing wrong. We need Him no matter which side of the coin we are on.

  70. May I just say thank you to gj from MD #57.

    This has revealed to me a whole new meaning of the word covet which I had always thought of as wanting what you had not got that your neighbour had; not any more; MD points out through the analogy of the sunshine that it is available to all, and of course this throws new light on the Commandment

  71. Thank you.

  72. Hi Mary Alice -- I just listened again to this inspired/inspiring Lift, and thank you very much! This morning as I read the comments, someone had thanked you for your clear diction. I, too, appreciate this, and interestingly enough, diction has been a popular subject recently -- as in the Readers' clarity on Sundays & Wednesdays! -- so helpful if it's easy to hear the spoken word! Thanks again!

    B.J.

  73. The actions of the father in the story of the prodigal son were first to hug and welcome his son back to the family home and then to feed him in a most generous and joyful way. The father-I am sure-had a strong inkling of how much his son had suffered while being on the road. What a good example for all parents to follow when a child strikes out on their own and fails at the effort of being self-sufficient-for whatever the reason. Thanks for your helpful Lift.

  74. Thank-you, Mary Alice for this spiritually & practically important Lift! Also, thanks for so clearly explaining its message! Great Lifter comments. Merci beaucoup, DL team. Love/love to All/all.

  75. From the gift of gifts, Christ Jesus gives the pearl, Matt.5, “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.”

  76. So good to revisit this parable and to see how the healing power of God, as our loving Parent, met both sons where they were at, reassuring them of their true status and security. Restlessness healed. resentment healed. No matter what tempts us away from realizing all that the Father Mother God has for us, our oneness with God is intact and we're led home; sometimes literally, always mentally. What a promise for anyone feeling alone or left out. I felt a holy sense of our Lift family while reading the comments this Saturday morning. Am grateful to be cherishing the message of this Lift into my weekend. Much love & appreciation to all.

  77. Thank you for the insight that said to me that God's infinite good can never be exhausted so that He truly was treating both his sons the same. It highlights what we all need to recall, that a finite sense of the amount of good available is just a mortal illusion for God's good is inexhaustible and infinite.

  78. Powerful! God the Giver not the loaner! What God has we have. No division. Complete! Many Thanks for this enlightening lift!

  79. Great Lift! Like the younger son, we fall into lack when we begin from a premise of "some" instead of the Father God's perspective of the allness available to each of His blessed sons and daughters. A recent article in the CS Sentinel about "the law of completion" is the real starting point of demonstration.

  80. THANK YOU MARY ALICE

  81. Thank you so much for the great message, Mary Alice.

  82. Tha;nks Mary Alice for the lesson on universal Love that is "no respecter of persons." This lesson both sons learned from their Father.

  83. First, I always see two sons as two children.

    Second, I always pair Jesus' words "Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven," to the Parable of the Prodigal.

    Third, thank you Christine, #38, everything ours is His, everything about us is God expressing Himself. Thank you also In Progress, #50, and #55, nice words.

    Fourth, whenever I think of The Prodigal, I think of Rembrandt's great great painting, The Return of the Prodigal, housed in The Hermitage Museum. His sensitive treatment of this story just rivets one, and is unforgettable.

    Fifth, thank you Nathan for this week's intro and outro music, I loved it!

    As always, love to the Lift community, and thanks for the wonderful dialogue found here.

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