Saturday, March 28, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 28, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Contemplation/Healing

He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. -- Luke 6: 10, NIV

... push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory. -- Eddy

Omnipotent Grace-Truth, I come to You uncovered and unconcealed, without pretense; with an outstretched disposition, ready to give and receive; and to be changed. I don't need to merit, earn, nor measure-up for You to love, comfort and transmute me. My disabilities, heartaches, frights, anxieties, guilt, trauma and regrets are like dust mites blown away by Your munificent goodness.


Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Martha, Martha

By Ken G. Cooper


I’ll just do this before I sit down.
It won’t take long.  Oh please do not frown!
It needs to be done; it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

I’ll just get some drinks: it’s been so hot!
You’ll all be grateful, likely as not.
The cups need fetching; it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

I’m nearly through; the food’s being cooked
Seating arranged, effectively booked.
-Just get some cushions: it’s plain to see.
Mary won’t do it. Has to be me!

There’s other things should really be done;
“Jesus, it’s simply not fair nor fun.”
“Martha, my friend, the choice is with thee!
Mary has chosen eternity."

Luke 10:38-40
S&H 11:22-32

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Reflecing Love

By Ken G. Cooper


REFLECTING LOVE
We need not fear the future, -

Just drop the sense of time!
For God is speaking NOW to us,
–and WITH GOD ALL IS FINE.
In trust and strong obedience,
We hear so clear LOVE’S VOICE,
It guides us what we have to do:
LOVE is our ONLY choice.

We trust Thee Father-Mother,
We’re ALL-WAYS in Your sight:
In Love’s happiness we shine,
Reflecting LOVE’S PURE LIGHT.
 
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Treatment Ideas for March 24, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. — Ps. 145:18, KJ

... all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, — that is, all power, all presence, all Science. Hence all is in reality the manifestation of Mind. — Eddy

Perfectness-Reality permeates us. Our substance, intelligence, living energy and health are relentless and all-potent. Plagues, woes and chaos are extinguished by this comprehension. We can evince this in our thought processes, bodily conditions and behaviors.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 21, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

“... Jesus took Peter and the brothers James and John with him. They went up on a very high mountain where they could be alone. There in front of the disciples, Jesus was completely changed. His face was shining like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.” — Matthew‬ ‭17:1-2‬ ‭CEV‬‬

We are living in trying times. These severe difficulties we are living through — our “cross” moments — can be turned into internal and external transformations, into “mountaintop” transfigurations. Innately we are Light/Love-beings. The radiance of Love-Intelligence we clothe ourselves with and exude does heal.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»


Friday, March 20, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 20, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

“The Word that gives life was from the beginning, and this is the one our message is about. Our ears have heard, our eyes have seen, and our hands have touched this Word.” — 1 John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Infinite Life-Wellness is our essence. It is the harmonious I and Us, thriving in everyone and everything.. We can feel its universal, soothing, and health-multiplying rhythm. Biological and economic harm-agents are erased by our Love-energy, our Love-wealth, our Love-health. Ah, the ecstasy of this intelligent and vivifying inter-connectivity.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, March 16, 2020

God Is Our Freedom

Ken G. Cooper


“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  John 8: 32


The promise of our Master was really very clear,
Its message was to all of us, follow without fear,
He said “If ye continue”, - and that means every day:
To be his true disciple, his Word you must obey.

What is this truth that we shall know and which maketh free?
It is this fact: God made man, that He made you, made me!
Behold the beauty of this Truth, it isn’t something strange:
Despite false evidence we see, Truth will never change!

So, with eternal Principle, Truth remains the same,
Man is God’s creation in both nature and in name.
Jesus healed his thousands, and he never made them wait,
No need for convalescence, no need for empty plate!

He knew God’s work was finished, he could expect no less,
It was merely false belief that thought the world a mess!
Should we believe in error, succumb to matter’s threat?
NO! Turn to God, and know for sure He’s the safest bet!

Our Master showed to all the Love God has for man,
All fear is simply blown away: Spirit is Truth’s fan!
Spirit’s breath is Life itself: this truth is maketh free:
With open eyes and Truth at hand, in freedom you will be!


John 8:31,32
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  Ecclesiastes 3:14 (to:)
I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Treatment Ideas for March 14, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. — Ps. 147: 5

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. — Eddy

Contagious, traumatic, killing and bewildering attacks are defeated by implementing our Love-resources of wisdom, ingenuity, adaptability, empathy and collaboration. Imperious and unbounded Love-Perfectness is our Immunizer, our Provider.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 19, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power. — Eddy

... be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. — Rom. 12: 2, KJ

Our essential composition stems from, and is imbued with, superlative Goodness-Truth. In spite of the multitude of miseries that matter-enthralled thinking tries to inveigle us with, we are Love-Truth’s healthy, magnificent, pure, indestructible and victorious outcomes. This is our Reality, provable under all circumstances.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 13, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. --Eddy

25 And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.” 26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, 27 saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives. -- Gen. 24: 25-27, NIV

Superlative, ever-wedded-to-us, all-ministering Goodness-Reality is our basis from which we can reason and act with determination, intelligence, flexibility, ingenuity and confidence to experience profuse solutions/blessings.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»




Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Treatment Ideas for February 4, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God. — Eddy

And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. — Luke 3: 12-13

My spiritual intelligence knows that we live in Spirit, are imbued with Spirit’s heavenly excellence, and that we can evince this wondrous glory in the minutiae of our quotidian experience.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

By Ken G. Cooper


SHADRACH
Jerusalem sacked and razed to the ground
Homes that we had could no longer be found.
Taken into exile our future bleak,
We prayed to our God for safety to seek.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 My army is strong: I am the proud king,
Once more the loud bells of victory ring.
History will Nebuchudnezzar name
As the mighty one of unchallenged fame.

MESHACH
We’re encouraged to work, and we will do our best,
And find in our faith renewed strength and rest.
For our God is with us and leads us along,
He is our home, and to Him we belong.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
My notice is drawn to the Hebrew slaves
They have their God and believe that He saves.
I see in them a spirit rare and pure,
Their understanding and wisdom is sure.

ABEDNEGO
Now Daniel rules with all under his wing
He agrees our promotion with the King.
We continue in prayer to guide our ways
But jealousy watched to trap us as slaves.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
I build me an image of purest gold
The biggest idol that was ever beheld.
I gather all from each part of my land,
And order: Worship the work of my hand.

SHADRACH
We hear of this order, hear music play,
But know in our hearts this not how to pray.
The threat of the furnace looms large and loud:
We stay true to God, don’t follow the crowd.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 The Jews stand accused; they’ve not obeyed me,
Despite all I gave them and made them so free!
They will now burn in hell for this very thing!
How dare they choose God and not me the King!

MESHACH
We’re taken before him, given one chance,
But his evil threats will not change our stance.
We know our God is more pow’rful than he:
We will not bow down to idolatry!
NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 Their words make me rage and stamp on the floor!
Heat up that furnace some seven times more!
Bind them up in their clothes, make sure they burn!
They’ll die in the furnace, all nations will learn!

ABEDNEGO
We’re thrown in the flames, but to us they’re not there.
All we can feel is GOD present and here.
The bindings fall off, we walk round quite free
We are untouched by what others could see.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
My rage turns to fear; I see them unharmed!
There is a fourth person! Makes me alarmed!
They’re all walking, unhurt, all very odd!
The form of the fourth is the Son of God!

SHADRACH
The heat of manic jealousy and rage
Is vanquished by Love at every stage.
There is no furnace, no flame or fire
When thoughts held with God lead ever higher.

NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
The Hebrews untouched and death do they cheat!
Yet my strongest men smitten by fierce heat!
Servants of the most high God, don’t dither,
Come out from the furnace, and come hither.

MESHACH
The king calls us forth, before him we stand,
We’ve proved our God and the feeling is grand!
We knew in our hearts that we were not wrong
And full faith in God leaves everyone strong.
NEBUCHUDNEZZAR
 No scorching, no burning, nor even smell!
Your God sent his angel, and all is well.
My word was changed by a higher decree,
There’s no other God than Almighty Thee!

ABEDNEGO
The king’s bold decree has new freedom won;
The power of our God known to everyone.
Now given promotion, God still our Guide;
All Babylon blessed, with Him at our side.

SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO:
The Word of our God does stand evermore!
Our trust in His wisdom made us secure.
We know that in Spirit our lives stay untouched,
At one with the Father, with LOVE UNMATCHED.


See Daniel Chapter 3


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Treatment Ideas for February 2, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

… in Spirit all is harmony, and there can be no discord; all is Life, and there is no death. Everything in God’s universe expresses Him. — Eddy
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Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. — Is. 29: 8, KJ

All-Perfectness-Spirit is inducing my eternal wellness. This recognition is expelling infirmities, woes, pain, torments and death. The substance and perfume of Spirit-Wholeness is all over me.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Treatment Ideas for January 29, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death. -- Eddy

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.--Rev. 12: 10, KJ

Love-Harmony is pullulating throughout my life with omnipotent health, vitality, joy, power and gratitude; and this Christly process is eviscerating evil-miseries.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, January 27, 2020

Comfort Is Thine

By Ken G. Cooper


(can be sung to the tune Rock of Ages)


Life is comfort ever bright,
In Life’s great compass there’s no night.
No sin, disease and death are there,
For Life is perfect, everywhere.
Oh feel the health of Life Divine:
Life’s word of comfort: “Thou art Mine.”


Truth is comfort ever sure,
In Truth’s strong fortress we’re secure.
No evil thoughts can make headway
Against the rock that cannot sway.
Oh feel the sword of Truth Divine:
Truth’s word of comfort: “Thou art Mine.”


Love is comfort ever strong,
In Love’s embrace we all belong.
Sheltered from each icy blast,
Untouched by future or by past.
Oh feel the warmth of Love Divine:
Love’s word of comfort: “Thou art Mine.”


“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

 “..the God of love and peace shall be with you.”   2 Corinthians 13:11 the


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Monday, January 20, 2020

Cross Swords With Temptation and LIVE

By Ken G. Cooper


Cross swords with temptation, let fly!
Repel Satan’s every try!
Secure as God’s son,
Fight on and fight on.
The tempter can ever just lie!


Thrust firm at temptation and kill
What pain and fake pleasure would will.
False fears soon give way
Attacked straight-away:
With God all your thoughts you must fill.


So rise with Truth’s sword in your hand;
Wield spiritual strength pure and grand.
Oh prove God is All:
With victory call!
God’s kingdom is here: so I stand!

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Love: A Parent's Revelation

By Ken G. Cooper


I’ve heard a lot about this person Jesus.
Peter’s bringing him home tonight, - he’s talked about no one else ever since he met him.
I’ll never understand Peter. He’s so impetuous!
Jesus said “Follow me” – or something to that effect, - and Peter did exactly that!
Never said “Goodbye”.
Nothing Peter does surprises me….but he’s got a heart of gold and I love him.

I’ll see them both tonight.
I wonder what he’s like, this Jesus.
Peter thinks he’s really special, - but he only comes from Nazareth.
Apparently he was a carpenter, - so what can he teach a fisherman??
There have been crowds following his new friend, -
He’s been healing people of all kinds of diseases, - Peter can hardly believe what he’s seeing.
Keeps talking about him, about praying to “Our Father!”,  “Doing unto others what you’d have them do to you”
I hope he’s not being tricked by all this talk and seeming miracles. I’m not going to be.

My daughter has planned a special meal for Peter and his friends, - we won’t let Peter down.
She’ll need my help. But I don’t feel well…….need to lie down…
Can hardly move…
Must get to bed….
Don’t want to be a nuisance…

“Hello Peter….I’m so sorry
…… to be like this….
Hello Jesus…”

I look at his friend. He looks at me.
In one brief instant I forget myself, my doubts, my concerns for Peter.
How can I describe the Love that radiates from this man?
The complete knowledge of infinite power,
Infinite tenderness,
Expressed in his very being,
The effortless outreach of his hand to mine,
Lifting me up.

I am healed!
And I can’t now remember that anything was ever wrong! I just go and help, and with such joy!

***
During the next few days I see other people healed, completely, all instantaneously.
Jesus is saying to the crowds, to each one of us, here’s how to pray:
“Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name…” **
I feel the ever-present warmth and vibrancy of God’s love whenever I am near him.
I can feel the everlasting kindness of God right now.
I behold for the first time God’s true family. His Love embraces and includes us all. And it is my family too.

And suddenly realise that I love Peter, I love everyone, more than I ever did before.

(see *Mark 1:30-34; 3:31-35, and **Matthew 6:9 )

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