Morning prayer hymns Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Thoughts to begin with


An exploration by Rolf A. F. Witzsche - Based on hymns

God is Mind: the generous creative, enabling impetus;
 the ennobling, enriching, beautifying, empowering, protecting,
 producing, healing, freeing, enlightening, expanding, and harmonizing presence.

 

 Morning Prayer - Golden with Truth
Thoughts to begin with

God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.

Immortal and divine Mind presents the idea of God: first, in light; second, in reflection; third, in spiritual and immortal forms of beauty and goodness - Mind creates no element nor symbol of discord and decay.

The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, - that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is.

The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?

Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triply divine Principle, Love - a trinity in unity, three in one, - the same in essence, though multiform in office - the divine Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God to man and the universe. (summary from p. 331, Divine Trinity)

God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness. Evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.

Spirit blesses man, but man cannot "tell whence it cometh." By it the sick are healed, the sorrowing are comforted, and the sinning are reformed. These are the effects of one universal God - the invisible good dwelling in eternal Science.

The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.

Isaiah 63:16
16 Doubtless thou art our father,
though Abraham be ignorant of us, and
Israel acknowledge us not...

In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.

The Mind or intelligence of production names the female gender last in the ascending order of creation. The intelligent individual idea, be it male or female, rising from the lesser to the greater, unfolds the infinitude of Love.

Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

(divine economics) Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of Truth.

(Spiritual Eucharist)
Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is
built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this
church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life
which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the
fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. Our
Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread,
"which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross.
Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and
commended to his followers.


- a presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche