Day 16 Saturday

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the same concept .)

Life

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 4:1-26

Life is a phase of Being, the expression of which manifests as animation, activity, and vigor. The consciousness of eternal life places one in the stream of life that never fails.  The whole race needs a spiritual quickening of the life principle; its origin is in Divine Mind. Life is the gift of God. “Stir up the gift of God, which is in thee.” To think intently about life is to quicken it into action. To talk about energy, force, power, life, will make the life currents flow swiftly throughout the whole being.  To Jesus the God presence was an abiding flame –a flame of life everlasting that He felt in every cell of His body making Him more and more alive, cleansing and purifying Him until He became every whit perfect.  By mastering carnality Jesus opened the way for all men to attain eternal life.  During our higher realizations of Truth we are often conscious of this abiding flame working in and through us.  I now make alive all the cells in my organism by mentally infusing into them the Christ consciousness. This is the new birth, which is transforming my body and raising it to electrical energy. This was carried to its fulfillment by Jesus in the resurrection of His body. The next step in divine evolution is the spiritualization of the body, or the Ascension.  The quickening life in me is now brought into expression by my holding and repeating this statement of Truth: “I have the Mind of Christ. My words are spiritually quickened and they are alive forevermore. I am filled with the vitality and vigor and health of Jesus Christ.”

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

By Rev. Evelyn Foreman

I am the God seed for life and love.

Life is never more precious than when we lose a loved one. At the age of 86, my father-in-law Raymond C. Foreman laid down his mortal body to live on the other side of life.  I watched as the family grieved his loss, sharing memories and stories, laughter, and tears. What remains through it all is love. In this life and the next, the most important aspect of both is love.  My father-in-law Raymond lived a life of love. When I think about him, I think of life:

L— for Love. Whether cutting cards or cutting wood, Raymond lived what he loved.

I— for Integrity. He was a man of values, always true to what he believed.

F— for Family. Together with his wife Frances of 63 years, his focus was always on family.

E— for Evangelist. A devoted Baptist, Raymond loved and served God with all his heart, and through all his days. He served God by being an open channel through which God flows. He lived his life as love in expression.
Life, as with love, begins with us. May we come together in love to shine with the vitality of life!

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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