Treatment and the Lord's Prayer
Today's readings in my class notes were about treatment. Just a wonderful topic, of course.
Class, as you may know, is based on the question-and-answer chapter Recapitulation in Science and Health. The question about treatment includes a discussion of how Jesus healed. So, my class notes include a deep dive into the prayer that Jesus gave us, the Lord's Prayer, which Mary Baker Eddy wrote indicates the "heaven-born aspiration and spiritual consciousness" that can instantaneously heal the sick.
Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Nature of Cause
Hallowed be Thy name.
Effect of Cause
Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.
Appropriation—Law in Action
Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
Perfect Man—Recipient of Law
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;
Enforcement of Law
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
Perfection of God and His Image
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
When you use this prayer in treatment, first you establish what is the universal Cause, the only Creator, divine Life, Truth, Love. You explore the nature of that Cause, and its effect. With that as the only Cause, it is divine law that its will is done, which is goodness, harmony, perfection. This law appropriates harmony to all creation, including man, God's image and likeness. This law is enforced, in action, unbreakable, and you can use this law to destroy sin, disease and death. Perfection is intact, with man as God's image and likeness and free from all evil.
I hope this isn't too vague—after all, I’m not a teacher! This is just what it meant to me, and what has been helpful to me in the years since then. You can always find out more by taking class yourself.
One last bit on my class notes tomorrow, then next week I'll address some of the questions that have come in.
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