The Fourth Commandment
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”
Question: How can we feel at peace if it seems we are lacking something?
Answer: If we do not feel complete in some way, that is only a suggestion of mortal mind. One definition of “complete” is “having all necessary or normal parts.” The idea of completeness is included in our reflection of God, and, therefore, is included in our Sabbath day.
“As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this
understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other
consciousness.” (S&H 264)
Mary Baker Eddy quotes from Genesis 2:1: “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the hosts of them.” Her commentary on this passage reads:
“Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals
infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love.” (S&H 519)
“Union of the masculine and feminine qualities constitutes completeness.” (S&H 57)
“Man is God’s reflection, needing no cultivation, but ever beautiful and complete.” (S&H 527)
Practice: Some children feel they have no real friends, and are often lonely. Do you ever feel that way? Today, try thanking God for making you complete! Know that you cannot lack any good thing, including friends and happy experiences. You must trust God to supply all these needs at the right time.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten
Commandments” Copyright 2001)
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