October 8, 2021

Train Your Mind

I gave them my statutes and showed them my ordinances, by whose observance everyone shall live.
Ezekiel 20:11
The realization of divine knowledge, selfless Love, utterly destroys the spirit of condemnation, disperses all evil, and lifts the consciousness to that height of pure vision where Love, Goodness, Justice are seen to be universal, supreme, all-conquering, indestructible.

Train your mind in strong, impartial, and gentle thought; train your heart in purity and compassion; train your tongue to silence and to true and stainless speech; so shall you enter the way of holiness and peace, and shall ultimately realize the immortal Love. So living, without seeking to convert, you will convince; without arguing, you will teach; not cherishing ambition, the wise will find you out; and without striving to gain men's opinions, you will subdue their hearts. For Love is all-conquering, all-powerful; and the thoughts, and deeds, and words of Love can never perish.
 from The Way of Peace, by James Allen

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
 Philippians 4:8
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness joy. 
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much 
seek to be consoled as to console, 
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love. 
For it's in giving that we receive,
and it's in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it's in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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