Friday, April 08, 2011

The Saving Christ Consciousness

In 1931 Charles Fillmore delivered a lesson titled.The Saving Christ Consciousness
Here is a quote from the lesson.

"Live, as Jesus lived, in Spirit and in Truth. 
Make that close contact with infinite mind, 
and you will find that infinite mind will respond to your every thought, 
and you will realize more and more that
 you are the image and likeness of God."

Friday, April 01, 2011

A Lenten Prayer

A lenten prayer
William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ indwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility; feast on nonviolence.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress; feast on truths that uplift.
Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion; feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
Gentle God, during this season of fasting and feasting, gift us with your presence
so we can be a gift to others in carrying out your work. 
William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
(American author, educator, motivational speaker)